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Old 11-13-2012, 08:49 PM   #81
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Shit, we have an amazingly complex procedure compared to the states. First of all, we have to be 18 before we can legaly get a license, not 16 or whatever it is in the US. At least we can drink at 18

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First you have to pass the school road regulation tests
Then you have to pass first aid class, and pass the test.
Then you have to pass the state road regulation tests (that most people fail the 1st time)
Then you have to go to driving school and rack up like 20 hours
Then you take the school driving test
And rack up some more hours.
After you did all of that, you are eligeble to take the state driving test with an examiner present (most people fail this on their first try as well)
And lastly, you have to finish a "safe driving" corse in two years after getting your drivers license, otherwise you can't extend it.

To top it off you are a "young driver" untill you turn 21 or you have had the license for 2 years, whatever comes later. Being a young driver means you get higher penalties, have to have 0.00% alcohol level at all times, and only have 1/3 of penalty points that normal drivers have.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #82
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Just make sure the clutch isn't complete shit and you'll be able to pick it up well enough to get from point A to point B.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #83
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Shit, we have an amazingly complex procedure compared to the states. First of all, we have to be 18 before we can legaly get a license, not 16 or whatever it is in the US. At least we can drink at 18

Anyway.
First you have to pass the school road regulation tests
Then you have to pass first aid class, and pass the test.
Then you have to pass the state road regulation tests (that most people fail the 1st time)
Then you have to go to driving school and rack up like 20 hours
Then you take the school driving test
And rack up some more hours.
After you did all of that, you are eligeble to take the state driving test with an examiner present (most people fail this on their first try as well)
And lastly, you have to finish a "safe driving" corse in two years after getting your drivers license, otherwise you can't extend it.

To top it off you are a "young driver" untill you turn 21 or you have had the license for 2 years, whatever comes later. Being a young driver means you get higher penalties, have to have 0.00% alcohol level at all times, and only have 1/3 of penalty points that normal drivers have.


Each state has their own driving laws here. My state just happens to be very lax. I recieved my permit and started driving class at 15. Got my license at 16. At 21 I recieved my adult license. I don't remember what the difference was.

I also went to a racing school later lol I enjoy learning more about driving, I think it should be harder to get a license here. It's waaay too easy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #84
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It's incredibly easy to get a license in California.

Take written permit test.
3 sessions with a licensed instructor.
40 hours of driving time with licensed driver
Behind the wheel test.

The 40 hours of driving doesn't even need to be done because it's not monitored. My behind the wheel test was about 15 minutes long. I didn't need to drive on the freeway or parallel park. Also, you don't need a separate license for driving manual.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #85
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You can learn it in a day, but to be able to drive smoothly takes time and alot of practice.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #86
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In Florida you don't even to do instructor sessions. You just do the written test for the learner's permit, and then once you're 16 you can take the driving exam at any time. Not even an obstacle course or anything--they just take you out on the road for 10 minutes and every once in a while tell you to do a hard stop or a three-point turn.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #87
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Yeah, I wouldn't trust any 16 year old driving over here.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #88
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Yeah, I wouldn't trust any 16 year old driving over here.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #89
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You can learn how in 2 days but you probably won't feel comfortable enough to drive on the road with other people.


This. I learned in about an hour, and I have it all in my head, but whenever I take it out I usually stay off the main roads still. I stall at least once every time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #90
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Clutch in -> first gear -> redline -> clutch out -> there you go
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #91
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Oddly enough, I can drive manual perfectly fine, but I can't drive an automatic - last time I tried I just didn't get it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #92
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Yup.

Especially with an old beater, then you can just drive it like a tractor and be rough with it without worrying about it exploding in your face.

Gently play with the clutch, don't over do the gas, and slowly get it into first. Evry car is different, every car will take getting used to.

Then it's just clutch in, switch gears, clutch out. You'll be laughing once you get it. It's really no big deal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:51 AM   #93
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Oddly enough, I can drive manual perfectly fine, but I can't drive an automatic - last time I tried I just didn't get it.


How does that work...
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:47 AM   #94
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How does that work...

I keep going for the clutch and then going 'wtf is this shit?' I can't describe it. It's like how having a twatless woman or something.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #95
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I just got back from my first 'lesson' and that shit is frustrating. Just thinking about trying to parallel park makes my head hurt.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #96
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it cannae be that hard

>hasn't had his first lesson yet
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #97
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If I really put my mind and energy into learning how to drive a car (actually a shitty old pick-'em-up truck) with a stick shift, could I do it in two days?

You're already fairly good at handling long, hard objects. I think you could do it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #98
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my friend tried to teach my stick. it was hard to try to learn in a parking lot because i never really needed to shift. and then i tried to go up a steep ass hill. stalled out on it. lol.

if you really tried, i bet you could do it though. it's really just about getting the mechanics down. it's like learning a lick or something. just repetition of the motion until it becomes ... automatic.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #99
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Traditional sticks will be phased out in favor of DSGs within our lifetimes anyway, and a ****** could work paddle shifters. Audi and Volkswagen have already said they're working on cancelling traditional manual transmission production. Porsche and BMW will follow suit eventually. Then it'll ht economical cars, and by 2030 you'll be hard-pressed to buy a new car with a single clutch manual.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #100
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I like using unexplained acronyms too. FTNV, amirite?
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