#1
I have my first day of driver's ed Behind-The-Wheel training tomorrow I'm anxious of getting behind the wheel of a car. I've already had the classroom part of driver's education so I know all the technical information but not the actual driving part. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: The driver's ed car has an automatic transmission.
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#2
Use the wheel

edit: ha, jk use the brakes with ease 'cause it will easily go SKREEETCH!!!
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#3
Just take it slow first. There's no rush. And try relax. If you stall the car (assuming it's manual) then don't worry about it, just put it out of gear and start the car and keep going. Don't let beginners mistakes take your confidence away.
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#4
the 5 second rule is your friend!
also be careful how you judge distance.


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#7
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Just take it slow first. There's no rush. And try relax. If you stall the car (assuming it's manual) then don't worry about it, just put it out of gear and start the car and keep going. Don't let beginners mistakes take your confidence away.


my first time driving a stick, I wasnt told how to stop the car.. till i stalled it trying to stop
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#9
Remember the rules for pedestrians:

Blue shirts are 2 points.
Green shirt: 5 points.
Anything else: 1 point.
Red: -2 points.

Old ladies are worth +1, and black people are x2.
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#10
im in it right now. and all i can say is dont care about they other cars around you. cuz hes/shes gunna make you stop for like 20s at a stop sign and people wil lget pissed but yea.. just try not to care.
#11
Just try and remember all the rules you learned in the classroom part.

I don't know about your instructor, but our teacher actually asked us questions about signs and stuff as we passed them.

The most important thing to smooth driving: Just relax and drive the damn thing. If you're like me then when you get nervous you get overly-cautious. Being overly-cautious will make your driving kind of sketchy and jerky and you'll hesitate a lot, which can be BAD.
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#12
dont crash
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Remember the rules for pedestrians:

Blue shirts are 2 points.
Green shirt: 5 points.
Anything else: 1 point.
Red: -2 points.

Old ladies are worth +1, and black people are x2.

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#14
first anything you learned is a lie, D means reverse R means drive. the brake pedal will burn your foot and the emergency brake will cause the car to explode.
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#15
Well as it's an automatic, you just have to give your full attention to what's going on around you and what speed you're doing. It's actually really easy, but your nerves and lack of confidence make it hard so just try and relax and realise that it's not that hard.
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Remember the rules for pedestrians:

Blue shirts are 2 points.
Green shirt: 5 points.
Anything else: 1 point.
Red: -2 points.

Old ladies are worth +1, and black people are x2.

And if you hit a line of inmates, you get a huge point bonus.
#17
Don't wear seat belts.

They'll just hold you back.

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#18
Remember to use your emergency brake in sharp turns for a smooth exit. Also, be sure to let your tachometer bounce off the rev limiter before each gear shift (or, if you find yourself next to some chicks at a red light) Your tires should always smoke upon letting out the clutch on take-offs.
#20
Be like Jay Kay, not Richard Whiteley. And slow down for Gambon.
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#21
Just remember the golden rule for driving:

Gas to the floor, and brakes are for pussies.
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don't crash
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#26
On a serious note.
Everyone on the road is a ****ing moron.
Everyone!
EVERYONE!!!
EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

So assume they don't see you.
#28
Take it slow, and don't panic because it could lead to accidents around you. I just got my G2 liscense today, pretty sweet!
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Don't wear seat belts.

They'll just hold you back.

You want to accelerate,
don't you?


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#32
You haven't driven before? O_o
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#35
Remember to put on your blindfold before you get on the road.

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