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Re: A driving thread

Postby tranmerefan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:52 pm

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:P.S. Try to avoid music, that might excite you, on the stereo before your ready for the unavoidable reaction it causes. My first speeding ticket, was due to Pantera. :eyes:



:lol: :lol: That's a good idea. Metal is far too good for driving, especially thrash.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby jamestomo » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:00 pm

Pretty much what most other people have said, go out whilst it's not too busy and give yourself plenty of time just take it easy until you get used to driving again.

Been driving almost 4 years, passed my test second time (the best people pass second time 8) ). Own a Hyundai Accent, I do want a new car but that requires saving money :B

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Re: A driving thread

Postby Littlemissmetal » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:02 pm

tranmerefan wrote:
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:P.S. Try to avoid music, that might excite you, on the stereo before your ready for the unavoidable reaction it causes. My first speeding ticket, was due to Pantera. :eyes:



:lol: :lol: That's a good idea. Metal is far too good for driving, especially thrash.


Caught myself doing 90 to Arch Enemy once. I have been very picky about my choice of music for driving since. :P
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Danroush » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:07 pm

Got a provisional, passed theory first time, had about 15-20 hours of lessons, been told by my instructor I was about ready to take my test but didn't have enough money to, now haven't been in a car in about 8 months, yay.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Chugging_Pus » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:19 pm

I recently sold my car, the driving round here got to the point where I found it dangerous to be on the road. Rarely a week goes by now without one of the roads round here being closed due to accidents.

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Re: A driving thread

Postby tranmerefan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:19 pm

Littlemissmetal wrote:
tranmerefan wrote:
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:P.S. Try to avoid music, that might excite you, on the stereo before your ready for the unavoidable reaction it causes. My first speeding ticket, was due to Pantera. :eyes:



:lol: :lol: That's a good idea. Metal is far too good for driving, especially thrash.


Caught myself doing 90 to Arch Enemy once. I have been very picky about my choice of music for driving since. :P


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I'll give you a pearl of wisdom; don't drive to Sabaton! :lol: You are correct to be picky about driving music. Stuff like Anathema/Alcest is what I choose although not if I'm tired obviously.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby jamestomo » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Yeah I used to always end up driving too fast to metal but now that it's been a good few years and I always have it on I've gotten used to it :)

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Re: A driving thread

Postby sugarmouse » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks so much for your great advice everyone, seriously appreciated, I feel better now.

I will let you know how my first do in it goes!
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On the subject, I passed when I was 24. I've always loved driving. My first car was a little corsa which I pimped up all hippie-style (vinyl ladybirds and flowers!) and decorated on the inside. It died and I got a focus, an ex-police squad car, really does shift some and yes, I am very careful of my choice of music whilst driving!
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Re: A driving thread

Postby malicious_bloke » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 pm

I managed to totally roll my car the day before my driving test.

Due to lack of car and money, haven't gone back to try again

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Impressed with the sturdiness of said vehicle though, the RAC dude who picked up the wreck couldn't believe that the two of us had been in the car and walked away mostly unscathed. I had a small wound on my arm from where the drivers window had caved in and dragged my bicep along the road a bit and that was it :)
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Re: A driving thread

Postby x-tempus » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:59 pm

currently driving a Toyota Yaris but selling soon, training to be a driving instructor so want something with a more forgiving clutch, thinking Ford Fiesta or something shit

driving just over four years and passed second time, theory for learner and instructor passed first time, training for the instructor practical driving test - 1h 10mins of driving in a place I've never driven in before and can only get a maximum of 6 minors, yay :cry:
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Andrewhall28 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:24 pm

I passed late, I was 25, i originally took my test when I was 18 and failed, I failed it again when I was 25 and passed on my third attempt, I was trained by the military, and did lots of specialist driving, off road etc, i'm now 35, and am on my second car, mys first was a Megane Coupe, I did 136,000 miles in it in 8 years until the gearbox fell out of it in January, and I left the military in February and with my exit money bought this, it didn't cost the lot, I have quite a bit left in the bank still :lol:

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Re: A driving thread

Postby peypea » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:00 pm

You guys that passed in your mid 20's are making me feel better! I'm 23 now and I haven't even started learning\got a provisional. I've never gotten round to it. Was going to start learning this summer but then the dickhead hernia got worse and then I had the op so not really possible... Ah well.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby jackcake » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:52 am

I was tired when I wrote that last night. I meant near side! Offside is the driver's side and, of less relevance, Law 11 in The Laws Of The Game.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Azubi » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:41 am

Extremely driving related, I am very looking forward to Ramadan being over as the roads get (even more) deadly. Dehydrated, tired people with an incredibly short attention span leads to crash after crash after crash, especially when they are all rushing to get some scran down their necks at Iftar.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby TwistedSmithster » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:20 am

I'm 18 and my practical is tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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