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I Remember My First Driving Lesson On a Major Road

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    Learning To Drive.

    I took driving lessons in 1982 in a bright lemon coloured Mini.  I remember the experience very well.  My instructor's name was Vince and we used to go out in the car every Saturday morning for an hour.  I remember it took me ages to get the hang of a three-point...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    I Was 12........

    And my dad let me drive the car for the first time. It was an old Pontiac with an automatic transmission and everything was going extremely well until my dad told me to turn right at the next street, which happened to be a dirt road. I did. However, I didn't realize I needed to...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 2 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    I loved my driving instructor, he was really cool. He was from Hugary and was a part time DJ. He would give me mix tapes every now and then. He understood my need to drive like a 18yr old boy but kept me in line. I failed my test two times. The first because I didn...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F Jan 19, 2010

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    And It Was Scary!

    In fact, my first two driving lessons were scary! My very first lesson was in the middle of an English winter, in the pitch dark, in country lanes with deep snow everywhere and a driving blizzard coming at me. When the instructor arrived I asked if he'd rather re-schedule the...
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Dodgy Instructor

    I remember my first driving lesson, I was 17 and the instructor picked me up from school. We then sat in the side streets while he told me all about his car and what to do and the whole time I sat there thinking how slimy and creepy he was!!! Still he was smaller than me. We then...
    cosmicpete cosmicpete 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    On The Road....

    I do remember my first driving lesson...my father taught me and we went across a few major bridges and the highway, my first time out....and in many different weather conditions, his motto was that driving was never going to be a perfect experience and that I should be acclimated...
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F Aug 17, 2010

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    My Brave Brother...

    My brother took me out on the road for a whole week after my birthday. Scariest experience of my life. I dont know how I did it but in my first lesson on a real road, I went to go into 3rd and ended up in 5th. panicked and just stopped, in the middle of a busy road. Scary stuff...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2009

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    Look Out, Jersey Driver!

    I was 17 in the early 80s and my instructor took me out on US 46 in Paterson, NJ, over to NJ 17, onto NJ 4 in Paramus (the 4/17 intersection at the time was the second most dangerous in the state!), back into Paterson via NJ 4, onto local streets to I-80, to NJ 23 via the...
    SomeDudeNearBoston SomeDudeNearBoston 46-50, M Apr 21, 2013

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    Dear Old Dad

    My dad was my driving teacher. He thought he was a great driver, and he was a sunday school teacher.  So I sat in the drivers seat while he showed me the ropes. At first he told me to just coast so I could get the hang of steering. That went fine. Once my foot was...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2010

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    Nervous Wreck

    When I first started learning how to drive, I had to drive on a express way. You can imagine how excited, yet scared I was. To this day, I still can't tell if my driving instructor either had a lot of faith in me or wanted to scare me. Of course, I did well...for a beginner...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Nov 5, 2011

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