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I Remember My First Driving Lesson On a Major Road

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Nov 5, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Oh, you think texting and driving with your friends is cool? Will you still think it's cool when you're explaining to their parents about how they died.
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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
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    Hi my names cody i started a tafe course last year on stable hand on 23rd Oct 2014 It was awesome I couldn't wait to start i showed up a week before i started. So i knew where i...
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    My first kiss was really bad .. My ex just grabbed me and kissed me it hurt really bad, he hit are noses together really hard.. and when i told him I was mad he acted like it wasn...
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    And that's okay. I often felt like I am surrounded by people who do what they're expected to do; what their peers do, what their parents told them to do. And as I drift further...
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't regret the good or bad I've done as a person because it made me the man who I am today, some people are in your life to teach you a lesson on how you should conduct...
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    Went to an event tonight that started when I got off work. Bought a dress today and thought I'd throw that on before I went so I didn't have to wear my work clothes. About 10...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    I have this wish that i want to drive an open Jeep and go for a road trip with my friends and i would want that road to never end, and keeo driving and it will be so much fun...
    Gladtobehere55 Gladtobehere55 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    Guess you would have been calling me Wheels in HS also. Wheels, it meant more than Wheeler for sure. It's because I am always moving, I do rely on drives in the car. I just might...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I feel really stupid for having this driving fear. Even if I'm driving locally I still get anxiety. I'm not only scared of getting into an accident, but I'm scared of the car...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    It gives me the chance to really listen not just hear the lyrics. Driving around town or places where you really should concentrate on your driving, you don't really get to listen...
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M Jun 20

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    Do you think this is too big to use on the road
    Honeyracks Honeyracks 18-21, F 25 Responses Jun 17

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    i love to drive a car.. learned driving recently but my mum never permits me to do so as she consider me speedy and and over enthusiastic...also according to law i am not permitted...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F Jun 16

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    I was 11 and I visited Mexico for a week. On my way to the Usa we stopped at my cousins house. My cousin had a friend he had a cap backward, big dimples and big brown eyes I liked...
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    This is a long story stay with me! :) When I was in my first year of high school I became depressed. Today i have no idea why but I was very serious. I had severe depression with...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Everyone Will Teach You A Lesson
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jun 12

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    I passed my road test yeahhhhh!
    ForYouIwillWaitJoey ForYouIwillWaitJoey 18-21, F Jun 11

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    I remember my first kiss. It was with my ex fiancé. He made it absolutely wonderful. He told me how amazing he thought I was. He looked me in my eyes, smiled, grabbed my waist and...
    LovelyBlkQueen LovelyBlkQueen 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    My life is a nonstop road trip and wouldn't change it for anything. Thanks to the Grateful Dead and the Hippies that introduced me to being "On the Road". And of course Jack...
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I have to type this again. 2 or 3 weeks ago I had a date on Thursday at Starbucks,I live in Middle East so its hard to do anything really. I lied to my parents and said I'm going...
    highnymph highnymph 22-25, F Jun 10

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    Writing this out feels more like a confession to myself more than to you. I find myself feeling unhappy, like I am missing something, the problem is that I can’t figure out...
    nostalgicdreams nostalgicdreams 18-21 1 Response Jun 10

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    CelticBoxingGuy CelticBoxingGuy 41-45, M Jun 9

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    I want lessons but I also want to help give my opinion on tarot/ oracle
    FairyReader FairyReader 18-21, M Jun 9

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    I remember the white snow. It was white everywhere. I remember slipping on the icy street. My dad and uncle had to go out to get some sugar because aunt needed it to make something...
    SleepingTeddy SleepingTeddy 26-30, M Jun 8

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    except when you just paid 1800 dollars to fix your car and one day later your stranded with your three kids on the side of the road...this ****** me off!!!!!
    babymomma84 babymomma84 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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    It must be the same feeling a bird gets when they soar. The feeling of freedom of the open road. All you need is a tank full of gas and a direction and see where it takes you. Best...
    blondebambi blondebambi 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I am. I am minoring in Genetics though, and that is my main goal. I am majoring in Biology so that I can get a broad background on biological subjects since I plan to do research...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jun 7

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    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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