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I Remember My First Driving Lesson On a Major Road

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The lesson here? Don't cross me. I'll remember you forever.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Okay so basically I started my driving last year in August 14' with a manual car but had to switch to an automatic due to just not getting hang on clutch control and gears/stalling...
    jaexo jaexo 18-21, F May 4

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    So I recently started driving again after having an expired license for a while during my school semesters. I got my licensed renewed and did my driving test and passed with...
    scorpionerd scorpionerd 26-30, F May 15

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    I remember this one summer when I had just gotten my driving licence. I worked at a hotel in and used my dad's Volkswagen Passat to drive to and from work. The job was a summer job...
    kingofthenorth87 kingofthenorth87 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm leaving soon for a much needed trip and I cannot wait to make my playlist. I want songs that I can sing at the top of my lungs while driving down the open road.There is nothing...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I work swing shift. So when I get off work, local time is 10:50. So it's perfect time for a nice long drive, no traffic. No traffic is my favorite part. Also it's awesome to go...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M May 15

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    I would probably use a stronger word than "horrible". Obviously I remember my firiends names, but I can get introduced to someoene and even if I'm in a meeting with them for...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    I was born for the whole purpose to love and be loved. Love as been the main thing of my entire life. Love has dominated my entire life in one way or other. In my childhood I...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 51-55, F 1 Response May 16

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    I'm an Australian so young men and women get choices of ford falcons, fairmont, fairlane, Holden commodores all sorts of cars really but I remember my first car was a 1989 EA...
    thewhitetorana thewhitetorana 18-21, M Apr 30

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    The first feeling you felt that could not be identified, what was not logical made the perfect sense right then. We tend to compare all of our experiences to the first love and...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Paid $300 last year for lessons and still can't drive am so scared. Ughh but I am working on getting better at driving still nervous tho.
    bumblebee2393 bumblebee2393 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Ever remember a moment you like to stay in. Mine was when I was much younger than I am now. I was walking through the field fenced in on two sides by trees. As I walked I followed...
    cdhewko39 cdhewko39 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    Does anyone remember when we were little kids and we had a crush on someone and we would say that we "like them, like them?"
    myahLynn03 myahLynn03 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Okay, my friend let me drive his car - wait! asked me to drive his car even after I told him I hate driving in the city. All of these stupid one way roads, I kept missing the...
    NativeBoxerGirl NativeBoxerGirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I just got a car. And I've already damn near gotten into an accident. People call when they know I'm driving. So I got distracted and ended up half on and then half off the road...
    Dezarre Dezarre 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Mainly because while I am driving I try to observe every vehicle on the road and be considerate of their actions, but I don't get the same treatment in return.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I often think about him it's stupid but I was young and In love it's been about 1 or more that we broke up but I still remember all plans we had for eachother turn 18 and move to...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F May 3

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    well i've have a 6 hour driving class, but that was back in January and my "skills" are very rusty....mom let me drive her car today and she was in the passenger seat. i was doing...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 22 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    tbh, I like when people text or message me first, because it makes me feel like I'm bothering them or something like that. so, if you ever need to talk, just message me first
    50ShadesOfRed 50ShadesOfRed 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I lived on old dirt roads. I knew every pothole and how drive around them easily. I remember walking barefoot on those old dirt roads. I'll never forget it.
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F May 7

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    Well I remember my mother catching is on our way out the door and made us eat breakfast and had a lunch packed at 8:00 am we wouldn't get home untill dark or after cause we were...
    samara11besc samara11besc 51-55 May 6

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    I remember them when I'm here . Some I would like to forget tbh ....I will say I've learned valuable lessons both good and bad from them . Life goes on .
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm getting over it but I ****** up today driving with my dad and I went home crying cause I'm so sick of this :( makes me look like an idiot but really I've just been avoiding...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Part Ii 11) Martin Luther King Jr.'s answer: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question. 12) Richard...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    I drive a stick shift because it's more fun for me than an automatic. It also helps my hyperactive mind concentrate more on the road than the random things that would occupy me...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 10

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    And while you're driving, I'll lean over, unzip your pants and I'll start sucking I'll lick your balls and suck on them every few minutes. Then I'll start deepthroating you...
    Terrabyte Terrabyte 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Went to our first swingers club last night in Dallas. Did not realize it was urban night.,. I felt very vanilla :)
    troubled14 troubled14 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    1) Moses's answer: And God came down from the Heavens, and He said unto the chicken, "Thou shalt cross the road." And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing. 2...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    Part III 21) Pat Buchanan's answer: To steal a job from a decent, hard-working American. 22) L.A.P.D.'s answer: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out. 23) Bill...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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