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Old 08-21-2004, 10:03 PM
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Thumbs down My little bro is driving now. (learners permit)

I guess you could call what he does driving. He drives either way to fast or way to slow, brakes way to late or way to soon, always drives towards the shoulder of the road and would have driven right off the road a few times if the passenger at the moment hadn't grabbed the steering wheel. He can't negotiate turns, and has poor distance judgment. Basically He can't drive to save his *****. I told my parents not to let him drive any of my cars when I'm not around. Hopefully he will improve enough to fall into the good driver category.

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Old 08-21-2004, 10:10 PM
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Sounds like me when I started driving in fact, sounds like me now! lol.........he'll get better eventually.


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Old 08-21-2004, 10:12 PM
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hopefully, but some people are destined to be bad drivers.
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:31 PM
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sounds like your typical new driver to me.
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i can sympathize with your bro, i just started driving and it can be nerve racking.

I'm 18 but because i never went to school i had to wait to get my permit, i get my license in September though so it's all good.
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Old 08-22-2004, 03:14 PM
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Load up a truck with tons of boxes and take him out to an empty parking lot somewhere. Set up the boxes like parked cars and obstacles. Have him practice driving there, he'll learn quick enough to judge his distance from objects and get a feel for the location of the car in relation to everything else. Goodness knows I used to scare the crap outta my Mom when I first started, I used to drive too close to the parked cars for her. As a result my Dad took me out to the parking lot and schooled me. Practice will make perfect and once he learns to "feel" where the car is one the road, he'll do fine. Till then it may be best if he stays away from your vehicles like you said.
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:12 PM
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My little bro has been driving for two years now....And, he's only 14....I take him to my parents mountain house and we cruise around the dirt roads while I teach him all the tricks.

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Old 08-23-2004, 11:39 PM
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haha you shoulda seen me drive the first time, i had a lead foot, burned rubber outa the driveway, a bit down the street then dad finaly let go of the door and the seat and started yelling at me to slow down. that was in his toyota pickup truck! then it became time to learn to drive a stick shift... my car (70 chevelle) was a stick so i went out in that, about 450 hp sb chevy with a M-21 muncie, i promply burned more rubber. infact i always spun the tires from a start, then i got in the habbit of slipping the clutch bad (i got a big cam, hard to handel in town) that lead to a junk flywheel and a bad clutch... ahhhhhh... dad is still holding on the stuff when i drive tho, but thats cuz i drive kinda fast... but at least i have control now! hehe hopefully he gets better. how he do in reverse???
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