Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


View Poll Results: How did you learn to drive and get your driving licence?
By sneaking out alone to drive our car 13 18.84%
I was taught to drive by a friend / family member 30 43.48%
I learnt to drive with a local driving school 31 44.93%
Read a driver training manual 4 5.80%
I never appeared for a driving test, but still got my driverís licence 4 5.80%
I had appeared for a lame driving test and was passed 14 20.29%
Had to undergo a proper driving test 16 23.19%
I once failed a driving test due to poor driving 1 1.45%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd October 2009, 16:45   #181
VMC
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 72
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

AGE- 17
Tutor- Dad/Driving School
Car- Maruti 800
Location- Bengaluru
VMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2009, 11:57   #182
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,577
Thanked: 656 Times
Default

There is no option in the polls for below 15 hence couldn't vote.

Age: 10
Place: Varanasi
Tutor: My grandad's chauffer
Car: Landmaster I, Morris Minor & Mercury Ford

Age: 12
Place: Varanasi
Tutor: Uncle
Bike: 350 CC Bullet

Age: 16
Place: Varanasi
Tutor: My grandad's chauffer's friend
HMV: Bedford Truck

Age: 18 (year 1977)
Place: Varanasi

Got my driving licence. M/Cycle & LMV. Cleared in 1st attempt.
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2009, 13:44   #183
Senior - BHPian
 
Klub Class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA17|KL65|KL41
Posts: 4,169
Thanked: 1,218 Times
Default

4 Wheeler:

Age: 13
Tutor: Dad
Car: Maruti 800
Location: North Kerala-Early mornings & Late nights

I have not yet learned to drive a 2 wheeler :(
Klub Class is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27th October 2009, 16:26   #184
BHPian
 
Sha09mel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 56
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

2 Wheeler
Age: 15
Tutor: Friend
Bike/Scooter: Yamaha Rx 100 / LML Vespa

4 Wheeler
Age: 15
Tutor: Friend
Car: Maruti 800

Location: Streets of Bandra.
Sha09mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th October 2009, 16:43   #185
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: @ Driver's Seat @
Posts: 691
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klub Class View Post
I have not yet learned to drive a 2 wheeler :(
You have company in here buddy.

My learning on car was in US with a friend of mine. In here to get used to manual controls, I dig it at the school.
lambuhere1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2009, 00:33   #186
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 286
Thanked: 152 Times
Default

wow its surprising to know that so many learned driving even before 20.

Age: 29
Tutor: self
Car: Scorpio
Location: Chennai
klassics45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2009, 05:48   #187
BHPian
 
punterccrx8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 720
Thanked: 41 Times
Default

Age - 18
Mani motors Driving school.
Car-Santro Xing.
punterccrx8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2009, 06:37   #188
BHPian
 
zibby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leicester-UK
Posts: 739
Thanked: 266 Times
Default

Two Wheeler
Age: 10
Location: Goa
Scooter: Bajaj Sunny & TVS Scooty
Tutor: On my own

Four Wheeler
Age: 16
Locaton: UK
Car: Ford Fiesta/ VW Polo
Tutor: Driving instructor & Dad
zibby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2009, 07:06   #189
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 89
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

2 Wheeler

Age : 14

Vehicle : Bajaj Chetak

Tutor : Self

4 Wheeler

Age : 26

Vehicle : Santro / Quallis

Tutor : Driver / Self
vikram.vns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2009, 11:36   #190
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,577
Thanked: 656 Times
Default

It would be quite interesting to know, as to how you taught yourself to drive a 4-wheeler and that too a coprio to start with.

You mean no one taught you even the very basics?

Quote:
Originally Posted by klassics45 View Post
wow its surprising to know that so many learned driving even before 20.

Age: 29
Tutor: self
Car: Scorpio
Location: Chennai
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2009, 13:09   #191
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 286
Thanked: 152 Times
Default

nope... let it be long tours or regular office drive. i use to be a regular companion for drivers where i learned a lot and when we were short of drivers then i started to drive on my own.

i personally feel scorpio is better than cars to learn driving.
klassics45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2009, 13:18   #192
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 361
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

saw this thread late..
- Age - 15
- Tutor - my sister's tutor
- Car - premier padmini
- Location in India - bangalore

i had to accompany my sis when she started learning. so i made a deal with the man who came to teach that he will teach her for 45 mins and me for 15 mins. so at the end of the course, i could drive my dad's padmini but still my sis could not ;-)
madhukar_n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2009, 13:41   #193
Senior - BHPian
 
14000rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rochester, MI
Posts: 1,893
Thanked: 645 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by madhukar_n View Post
saw this thread late..
- Age - 15
- Tutor - my sister's tutor
- Car - premier padmini
- Location in India - bangalore

i had to accompany my sis when she started learning. so i made a deal with the man who came to teach that he will teach her for 45 mins and me for 15 mins. so at the end of the course, i could drive my dad's padmini but still my sis could not ;-)
4 wheeler

- age - 12
- Tutor - self
- car - err its not a car..it was a maruti omni
- Location in India - Bangalore

2 wheeler

- age - 14
- Tutor -self
- Bike - dad's hero Honda CD 100
- Location in India - bangalore

I voted for the age group 15-20 although i learnt driving/riding earlier than that.
14000rpm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2009, 21:46   #194
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: HYD
Posts: 240
Thanked: 97 Times
Default

AGE: 16
Tutor: Driver for car, self for bike
CAR: Mahindra Marshall DI
BIKE: BAJAJ chethak
Location: Hyderabad

Learning on a marshall was an experience. Just learnt basics before the vehicle was sold off and polished my skills on new car (Zen D). Chethak was fun.
Comrade is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2009, 22:11   #195
BHPian
 
dre@ms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MADRAS
Posts: 611
Thanked: 187 Times
Default

Age - 27
Tutor - Maruti Driving School
Car - Estilo, Esteem
Location - Arumbakkam, Chennai
dre@ms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love to learn from those who live to drive arun2014 Introduce yourself 9 31st July 2014 18:21
New to 4 Wheelers and hope to learn good tips and tricks to maintain my car. tango6996 Introduce yourself 3 24th March 2007 12:27


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:59.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks