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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 3rd June 2015, 20:28   #436
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Me too. Most driving schools have cars with 2 sets of pedals, and a trainer who's more interested to pass time than teach you anything. He'll simply apply the brakes where there's a mistake, leaving you to figure out what's right for you.

Happened to me and still learning even after 7 months and 12000 KMs on a new car. But I think i will survive thanks to Team-Bhp.
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Old 3rd June 2015, 20:33   #437
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I learnt driving and got my license in 2007 from a driving school. When I finally thought of buying a car in 2012, I was nervous because in 5 years I never drove a car thankfully a friend gave me refresher lessons in his beat and got the hang of driving again
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Old 3rd June 2015, 20:47   #438
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Went to a driving school and got the license did not learn driving though. The instructor used to sleep in the car. never told me me to look out for the left side of the car.

I do not have a car now, but when I visit my in-laws place, my wife teaches me and forces me to practice, I do drive decently and slowly but that ease is yet to come, the ease with which I ride my bike which almost subconsciously. Probably when I buy my own car and with practice I will be as good a driver I am a rider.

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Old 3rd June 2015, 20:48   #439
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On my 18th birthday + 2 days, got my learner license.

After that it was my dad who taught me driving on our Maruti Omni.
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Old 3rd June 2015, 20:57   #441
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I was taught driving by my father on Premier Padmini when I was 14-15. Learnt in 7-10 days but started to enjoy driving after 11 years after buying Maruti 800. Have been driving continuously since I was 17. Got my D/L after I was 18.
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Old 3rd June 2015, 21:23   #442
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I learnt driving at a relatively old age of 30, from the family driver, in an Omni.
I still have not seen another vehicle with an overall better field of vision from the drivers seat.

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I learnt driving on my own after observing my dad's driving. It was once I started driving that my dad fine tuned and ironed out my mistakes. I am happy I haven't learnt driving through a driving school and also the fact my dad is a very good driver. The car I learnt driving on was our beloved 2002 Hyundai Accent. I got my license a month after I turned 18.

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I learnt driving at a very mature age (coming from a non car-owning family). It was not even a proper driving school; just a guy with a rotten tata indica. I was supposed to have 7 lessons each of 1 hour per day. He started pestering me for 'Guru Dakshina' (Rs. 5K, on top of course fee Rs. 2K ) from the first day itself. Initially I resisted. On the third day, he told me nonchalantly " If you don't give me the 5K, I'll teach you how to drive; but I won't teach you how to stop". Needless to day, I got rid of him and started again with another driving school.
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Old 3rd June 2015, 22:42   #446
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Interesting thread! In my case it has been completely "self taught". I used to steal my Dad's FIAT and drive around in the lanes of Mumbai. Only forward and reverse. I feel so stupid now. This act of mine was caught by Dad one day and he asked since how long this has been going on?

To my surprise, he said let me see how you are doing and sat next to me and ordered "DRIVE". In a months time I got my driving license from the RTO and the most happiest person was my Dad! This was 27 years back.

Thanks for bringing back very fond memories of the father and son bonding. Now my son who is 10 is already laying hands on my FIGO. Wow this is the circle of life

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Started with family esteem (dad and elder brother) , had to move out for higher education .
Could not afford a car so bought Logitech gt25 , later a logitech gt27 , Precision driving
Later ,bought k10 , enrolled in a driving school to get the license .
Next...
Bangalore-Goa
Bangalore - Mangalore
Bangalore - Pondicherry
Banglore-Mumbai
Bangalore- WestBengal
Bangalore - Kerala
Bangalore - anything within 500km radius .
The regime was strict and most classes were about Time Trials and Precision !
Yes I learned the fun way , thanks to fella BHPan Samba .
Now I have a Punto , I am still learning ,the awesome way .

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I taught me how to drive, where's the option for me to vote?
Same here. When i was in high school, my mom used to drive with family driver giving her instructions from the back seat. I guess just hearing his instructions i learnt the 'theory' part of driving, Then gradually started driving my mom's m800 by just moving forward and reverse in our street and eventually out on the road.
The most terrifying experience as a beginner was when my dad foundout and asked me to drive to see how much I had learnt. And the best thing I learnt from him was moving the car only with clutch modulation.
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Learned to drive around 3 years before I was eligible to drive. My dad was instrumental. He was a great driver. Learning was fun on village roads near my farm. Amby was the family owned car then.
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My dad started teaching me when I was about 8 or 9 years...probably in 4th Standard. It was our trusty Fiat 1100D (New Shape). I remember initially I used to look through the steering wheel. Did bang the car on various occasions. Dad never said anything...maybe he was angry inside. Never showed it though.

It was in Asansol WB that I got my DL. Though I did manage to crash the car on the way back from the RTO after my driving test. I think the DL had cost me about ₹50 back in '91. Sadly that DL expired in 2001.

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