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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 19.12%
I was taught to drive by a friend / family member 29 42.65%
I learnt to drive with a local driving school 31 45.59%
Read a driver training manual 4 5.88%
I never appeared for a driving test, but still got my driverís licence 4 5.88%
I had appeared for a lame driving test and was passed 14 20.59%
Had to undergo a proper driving test 16 23.53%
I once failed a driving test due to poor driving 1 1.47%
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Old 30th June 2005, 18:47   #31
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Old 30th June 2005, 18:54   #32
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I learnt at a driving school (they didnt teach me even reverse, but did make me drive thru horror traffic so that was a good lesson) just after my 18th b'day.
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Old 30th June 2005, 19:11   #33
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took place in 2 parts...

Age : 22
Tutor : Driving school instructor
Car : M800
Location : Some where near ambattur, madras

Age : 23
Tutor : Driving school instructor
Car : Toyota corolla
Location : Atlanta

First one was basically to get license. Kind of learnt driving to some extent. Never owned a car at that point. So never managed to become fluent.

Was in Atlanta on an assignment. Company said, have to take a 4 hour 180$ class to be eligible for getting a rental car, also to get use to the US rules. Neat professional teaching. Well spent 4 hours.

Back to india, and learnt proper manual gear driving in friends m800 and carb esteem.
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Old 30th June 2005, 19:31   #34
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First Drive

Age: 14-15
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Old 30th June 2005, 19:35   #35
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15yrs in a friends premier padmini which had gears mounted on the steering coloum...and also used to sneak out our m 800.
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Old 30th June 2005, 19:38   #36
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attendded 2 clases in driving school which I am not satisfied with the way of teachimg, So, took out my Ford Ikon on one fine day and learnt myself.

May be I am not so good expert in driving now, but its OK. I am managing it.
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Old 30th June 2005, 22:03   #37
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Age : 18 yrs
Tutor : Pvt. Driver (who taught my dad and mom)
Car : Santro
Location : Bandra-Kurla Complex

Dad never liked me driving unless untill I got my license to kill. So thats why 18 yrs.

Originally Posted by Shan2nu
If we talk lap driving, we're looking at insane ages. Less than 10 years in my case.
Drove a first car when I was 3yrs and yeah no lap driving.
On a Jeep. Peddle Jeep(metal) to be precise.
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Old 30th June 2005, 22:34   #38
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13, in the 8th grade! Started by parking the car, and since I knew the theory part already, the practical aspect was easy enough. Within a month, I was driving to tuition at 6am, with my driver sitting beside me.

Started trying various stunts (rather unwisely) by 14. Wheelspins, HKS turns, etc. Drags and races (more unwise!) started nearer 16, when I got my hands on my 100 bhp monster!
Got my LL a day after I turned 18!

Of course, my parents stuck to the 18 rule! I feel really old, now that I've been driving for more than 7 years!
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Old 30th June 2005, 23:06   #39
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Age : 18
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Old 1st July 2005, 00:24   #40
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Age : 18 (after getting Learners liecence)
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Old 1st July 2005, 00:35   #41
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polls not for me ...

started driving - 10yrs of age
vehicle - 1979 Premier Padmini
instructor - Father
location - New Delhi,mostly around my colony

got my first car at 18 though

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Old 1st July 2005, 00:56   #42
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Polls not for me too.

Age - 14
Car - M800 Carb
Tutor - Dad's Driver - Bhatt
Location - Dads factory which was being broken own to make place for a residential

Limited driving to Factory (rarely now. No pace. Just Parking in the garage or shed and to the main gate).
Building (when the driver goes to the loo an i have to go out i get the car behind and park it or if he does not have to go to loo then till Cathedral Infant School, Hanging Gardens (Limited to 3 drivers - moms, dads, sisters - mine does not even let me behind the wheel).
HP Priyadarshini petrolpump to my house on Malabar hill with my dad's driver and from the Malabar Hill Police Station to my house again with my Dad's driver.

Most Scariest moment - driving the M800 when i was 15 (which had done 374Kkm without proper maintainance - office car - from the Police Station to my house in order to impress my friends who were on the School Bus when the Brakes nearly Failed, the car over heated and was giving jerks and stoppng in the middle of the road.
I almost hit a Bus but stalled in time. Really impressed my friends who are too scared to sit with me.
But it was not my fault the car overheated or Brakes lost power.
Sold it for 45K when the suspension also needed overhaul.
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Old 1st July 2005, 01:47   #43
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Age : 14
Tutor : Bullied the driver into lettin me have a go, he was impressed and there began my drivin career!!!
Car : 1972 Premier padmini!!
Location : Bhavnagar, Sea port in Gujarat. Used to drive up an down on the port road.........
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Old 1st July 2005, 01:57   #44
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Age: 17
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Old 1st July 2005, 09:14   #45
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I learnt car driving when I came to US in 2000, I took some 5 lessons, to my surprize the car the instructor got for training was a Lexus ES300! Well, when I got my license I got a old (1994) FORD Escort!! By the way, I still drive the same car and it runs like a charm.

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