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View Poll Results: How did you learn to drive and get your driving licence?
By sneaking out alone to drive our car 13 19.40%
I was taught to drive by a friend / family member 28 41.79%
I learnt to drive with a local driving school 31 46.27%
Read a driver training manual 4 5.97%
I never appeared for a driving test, but still got my driverís licence 4 5.97%
I had appeared for a lame driving test and was passed 13 19.40%
Had to undergo a proper driving test 16 23.88%
I once failed a driving test due to poor driving 1 1.49%
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Old 11th April 2011, 17:51   #256
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Year- 2006

Age- 11

Car- OHC

Tutor- Driver.
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Old 11th April 2011, 21:05   #257
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Year - 1995

Tutor - My Dad's car driver Mr.Manoharan/Mr. Charles

Car - Maruti Omni/HM Ambassador
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Old 11th April 2011, 21:14   #258
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Year : 2003

Tutor : Driver

Car : Hyundai Santro
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Old 12th April 2011, 10:37   #259
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Age-15
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Car- Premier Padmini Deluxe BE 1986 ( I am glad that she is still with me :-) )
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Old 12th April 2011, 16:08   #260
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In Riyadh when i was 9 years old,used to steer my dad's Cressida and uncle's W126 Merc in the Industrial areas' bumpy roads. then properly drove a Hilux in the desert the next year but couldn't completely learn the delicate art of clutch use.
It was only when i returned to India inside our Auditorium compound that i properly mastered driving in our poor Omni,whom i tortured for three long years perfecting my driving.
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Old 12th April 2011, 16:17   #261
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- Age : 16 years (12th school holidays)
- Tutor : My cousin
- Car : Omni
- Location: Ariyalur (Small town in TN, India)

This was the first step. Then brushed up my skills when I was 18 -19.
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Old 12th April 2011, 16:35   #262
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Dad didn't have a car and still doesn't. So I didn't have the option of learning car at home. Took driving classes to learn one @

Age: 23
Car: Hyndai Santro
Tutor: Instructor from Deccan Driving School, Bangalore
Location: E-City, Hosur Road

However, I don't count the above as really learning to drive because after getting my license (10 hours of training), I didn't have a car to practice for nearly a year.

Therefore my real learning came @

Age: 25
Car: Ford Mustang
Tutor: Driving Instructor
Location: Plainsboro, New Jersey
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Old 13th April 2011, 12:47   #263
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Got my first hand ...

Age - 14 byke - Hero Puch Tutor - friend
Age - 15 car - Maruti 800 Tutor - same friend (just for the thrill)
Age - 18 car - Ford Icon Tutor - Driving School (for my passion)
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Old 13th April 2011, 13:10   #264
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Age :13
Scooter : Vespa 150
Tutor : Brother, asked me to drive when he came to pick me after 7th Std exam.
Location: Ahmednagar Cantt

Age : 22
Car : Padmini Premier
Tutor : None
Location: NH 1,

My brother was buying his first car, but he was in north east where cars were expensive. So we bought a second hand Padmini in Jabalpur and drove it all the way to Guwahati. Driver asked me if I wanted to drive, we were on NH-1, I said yes and he handed me the steering. Asked him where to slot which gear and startrd driving. Drove for over 250 Kms in the next 24 hours covering the worst roads of Bihar. That was the best learning experience.
(Cant call the driver as tutor as apart from gear slots nothing else was told by the driver.)

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Age :21
Scooter : Maruti 800
Tutor : Instructor at driving school
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Old 27th April 2011, 11:38   #266
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Scooter: Age - 14: Tutor - My dad.
Bike: Age - 16: Tutor - My friend.
Car: Age - 18: Tutor - Instructor(s) at Maruti Driving School.
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Old 27th April 2011, 11:45   #267
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Age: 16
Scooter: 1970 model Lambretta
Tutor: Dad

Technically I learned car driving in 1992 (age 23), in a Premier Padmini at Deccan Driving School, Bangalore. Got my license too following that. But I can't really call it learning. The real learning happened next year.

Age: 24
Car: Pontiac Sunbird
Tutor: Driving Instructor in NJ

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Old 27th April 2011, 12:02   #268
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Age: 9
Car (rather bus): School Bus
Tutor: School Bus driver

Actually, from 1st Std onwards, I used to sit next to the driver in Swaraj Mazda, and change gears while the driver did the rest. And one fine day, in my 4th Std, he made me sit on his lap and let me handle the steering wheel too. It was an amazing experience to be driving. Exhilarating !
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Old 27th April 2011, 12:27   #269
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Interesting thread !

The legal age for driving on public roads is 18, I guess that doesn't restrict one from learning to drive at an earlier age, as long as we are not doing it on a public road.

'Ideal' place to learn driving, with minimal chances of causing harm to anyone else, would be an open (empty) ground, where we have good visibility on all sides, and no other traffic/people present.


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...But you needed some skill to change from 2nd to 3rd!


Depending on the cable slack/play, it could be quite an effort for a newbie. After shifting from the 2nd gear to the neutral position, it had to be pushed up at an 'angle' !
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Old 27th April 2011, 12:35   #270
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Age: 16
Scooter: TVS Scooty
Tutor: Self

Age: 19
Bike: TVS Samurai. Friend's bike
Tutor: Friend. A birthday gift to me.

Age: 23
Car: Maruti Omni
Tutor: Dad

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