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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 13th July 2005, 22:46   #76
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Location: edison new jersey
teacher: dad(it was an aotu tranny so really didnt need a teacher)
car: mistu galant
i got really bored one day in the summer so i asked dad to teach me to drive i convinced him to let me take the car for a spin in the parking lot and thats when it all started. after that i got practice everyday in the appartment complex parking lots and i used to park the car everytime because there was a 1km long slightly twisty road that led to our complex and at the begenning of that road dad used to let me take over

age: 10
location: secunderabad, AP
Bike: kinetic honda
teacher: (again this is also an auto so no need of teacher if u know how to ride a bicycle then u can drive these sort of things) uncle
i challenged my uncle that i can drive his kinetic honda and he agreed i took the bike for a short spin and after that i got hooked on the driving and asked(begged) hin to let me drive.
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Old 13th July 2005, 22:59   #77
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age - 12
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location - early morning drive to drop my sister to school.
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Old 15th July 2005, 14:32   #78
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well, i see lot of ppl have learnt to drive when they were around 16-19 from their Dads, mostly

minez the same,

Age: 15
Tutor : Dad
Car : 118 NE, Esteem
Location : Jubilee Hills area, near my home, Hyderabad.
this was in the year 1995, at that time, the area near my house, was very less populated and no traffic! now, things have changed!
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Old 19th July 2005, 17:31   #79
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Tuitor; Mom... quite apt coz she taught my dad how to drive anyway
Place: Poona
Car:800 the original shaped one with a suzuki engine
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Old 4th August 2005, 02:29   #80
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age : 13
tutor : elder cousin bro
location : sundar nagar new delhi.
car : 1985 m800!!!!
well me and my brother were playing cricket in our driveway with a few friends so we had to park all the cars back inside after we were through with our game so while getting into my grandmoms car my bro asked me if i wanted to drive and i was thrilled ny the idea so we went for a littlle spin in the colony not a problem as the roads are really wide and traffic free !! did stall once at start an then once again while slowing down for a speed braker but then on there was no looking back did start shifting gears with my mom at 10 though!! but then my hitler dad butt in and told me i couldn't drive till i was 18 but you know how stubborn teenagers are what are drivers paid for !! hehe always drove with the driver relaxing on the passenger seat buit the real journey started when i got my zen mpfi last year august 16th !! im in love with it !! i had my first highway drive this july with my dad he passed me it feels great !! as hes the pickest person ive seen specialy about driving as he has that passion for driving too!!
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Old 4th August 2005, 02:34   #81
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13...a modified zen which i drove just say about ten times...
then 16..when i started driving majorly...indica(personal car)..v-tec ..scorpio ....a stupid car...more trouble per car
and now an opel corsa sail(personal car)..v-tec and a scorpio
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Old 4th August 2005, 11:49   #82
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Started driving at the illegal age of 12. and that too in the year 1966, a LHD Jeep. Was caught on Worli seaface by My Dad. Forgot to drive then till I was 15.
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Old 4th August 2005, 12:17   #83
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- Age-15 ish
- Tutor-self
- Car-maruti 800 ol model
- Location in India-kerala

Me n my friend just pushed his dads car out of garage, started and drove prior exp sitting next to dad in our Omni and holding steering wheel.
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Old 4th August 2005, 12:56   #84
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well i started to ride a kine alone when i was 7yrs old..drove an omni when i was 9yrs at the funeral ceremony of my uncle..as i was very scared seeing the cremation another uncle of mine asked me to drive 4 about half km to make me feel better...not the right circumstances to learn ur 1st time on a car tho..was always keen on driving a car bcoz knew all the theory since i was 7yrs so it was only putting the theory in2 actions..my family members were pretty impressed with my driving except 4 my dad who was against me learnign 2 drive a car alone at tht age...everything felt fine until i met with an accident at 15 and its then i realised y dad has insisted not to allow me to drive..
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Old 7th October 2005, 16:02   #85
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One option with "15-" required and am assuming you are talking about driving 4 wheelers ....

Age: 14
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Car: Maruti 800
Location in India: Hyderabad
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Old 7th October 2005, 16:13   #86
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Age - 14
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Old 7th October 2005, 16:14   #87
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Age : 14
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Car : Gypsy - first day and Mahindra Commander the next.
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Old 7th October 2005, 16:40   #88
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Age - 17
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Old 7th October 2005, 16:48   #89
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Old 7th October 2005, 17:54   #90
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Age - 15
Tutor - Brother
Car - Amby (the one with matador diesel engine... veerry faamous in south those days )
Location in India - Chennai

I need to tell this (this was running in my mind for a very long time) here is the right time n place.

Not a planned one...it so happened. We had our car shed couple of street away from our house (...ya we did'nt have a car park at that time). So normally we (me and my brother) drive the Bajaj chetak to the shed, he takes the car and I drive the scooter back home.

Once he dropped me in the shed and he drove the scooter back home. I was left with the car keys...thought he wanted me to drive the car back. So just started the car (with all my raising pulse) and drove it till the end of the 1st street corner to see my brother rushing back. Guess what ....he forgot to swap the vehicle. THATíS THE FIRST DRIVE and the rest is historyÖ
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