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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 25th August 2006, 15:45   #106
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Age 18 - Driving school - very old Ambassador - Calcutta
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Old 25th August 2006, 16:13   #107
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At 13. Maruti 800. Learnt fundaes by driver but mostly self taught.
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Old 25th August 2006, 17:57   #108
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When: 15
Where: Bombay (Sion)
Who: Dad
What: Premier Padmini, Also used to practised in a friends Maruti 800.
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Old 26th August 2006, 05:52   #109
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Age: 15
Tutor: my cousin who was 16
Car: modified gypsy (only external mods no engine mods kind off bling bling)
location: my village 250 kms frm hyderabad (private road)
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Old 26th August 2006, 12:35   #110
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age : 12 years (class 6th)
tutor : my father
car : M800
Location : open ground near my house
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Old 26th August 2006, 12:43   #111
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- Age = 15 Class 9th
- Tutor = Driver
- Car = OMNI, Ambi
- Location in India = North Delhi
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Old 26th August 2006, 13:56   #112
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- Age - 13 , though learnt the steering sitting on dads lap much before that .
- Tutor - Dad the great !!
- Car - Willys , left hand drive .
- Location - Kotgarh . 10 ft wide roads !!

Sam has been to the roads that I learnt driving on . And the jeep's steering used to have so much of play .. half a turn and the wheels wudn't respond, brakes had to be pumped twice , half clutch on an incline of about 45 degrees - ( half an inch roll back and I wud get a smack on my head ), slushy roads , and God only knows what all !! Hated dad for it at that point , though later I realised how grateful I was that he taught me all the nitty gritties !!!

Thank GOD I didn't learn on the new age cars ... maybe wudn't have been that much of an all round driver !!

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Old 26th August 2006, 14:05   #113
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Age : 15
Tutor : Self
Car : M800
Location : Driveway

Well .. we have a small driveway .. so at night all 3-4 cars go in and they have to get out in the morning ..

when i was 15 .. I told my mom/dad that i already knew enough driving to back it out and then park it in again .. from there i graduated to small spins around the colony then around the block .. obviously without telling them ... by the time they got to know i already knew how to drive ..

he he .. i am 26 and still do that sometimes .. take my dad's ride for those late night coffee's at costa ..
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Old 26th August 2006, 22:03   #114
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Age - 32, better late than..
Tutor - Driving school "Master"
Car - M800, held together by tape
at times i would push it b4 the training.
Location - RTO Andheri

A few somersaults between age 18-25 convinced me of speed limit 20kmph.

One may live to tell the tale !
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Old 26th August 2006, 22:44   #115
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Age- 16
Car-Mahindra Commander Jeep
Location in India-Silvasa (We were there to particapate "The Great Escape Rally" organized by Mahindra and Mahindra)
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Old 27th August 2006, 10:00   #116
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Bike -
age - 14
tutor - none
first bike - yezdi
how - i knew the theory; could balance a cycle, knew what the gears were (observant, am I ?)
secret - didn't let anyone know that this was the first time I sat on a bike.
similarly, the car:
first car - fiat
tutor - none
how - sat on the car with my cousin from bombay and behaved as if i knew how to drive; he came to know it was my first after i missed the culvert wall by a whisker. Two days later i drove a jeep. next month the truck (Tata 1210 SE).
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Old 27th August 2006, 11:16   #117
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Originally Posted by khaadu75
I wud get a smack on my head
Gee...i got a smack on my head for scraping the baleno over a speedbreaker at 2kmph.
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Old 27th August 2006, 23:54   #118
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The first time I held a wheel of a running vehicle was ummm.. I don't remember, I guess 2nd standard. It was my dad's official vehicle, a Green M&M Jeep. Was sitting on the drivers lap & he knew how much I love vehicles. I never could hold the thing in a straight line & the driver corrected me more than twice by whacking on my head.

Learnt to ride bikes when in my 4th Standard.
Trainer: Our Water pump operator. (Dad was strictly against me riding/driving at a young age (before 18), dad's a man of principles)
First Bike: Vespa NV.
Never really learnt to drive, had gone on a drive wid friends, acted as though I knew how to drive & drove back on NH 17. The arterial road in Goa (have grown up in Goa) & only after reaching home did I tell my friends that it was the first time I was driving. This was in my 10/11th Standard. Never looked back after that.
First Car: Blue M800.
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Old 28th December 2006, 17:10   #119
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Default Unsual but true - Learnt driving 3 times

First I learnt driving when I was 23 in a driving school at Sirumugai. Then lost the driving license and forgot driving.Again relearnt it when I was 35 through another driving school at Hyde.Again relearnt it after getting a car of my own at 37, at Bangalore.Hopefully I won't forget again!
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Old 28th December 2006, 18:49   #120
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Age: 28
Tutor: A gentleman named Bill
Car: Chevy Blazer
Location: TX, USA

Chevy blazer would a mighty car for first drives, you don't have to be too worried.
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