What was your first drive on the roads like? - SB9T.com
SB9T.com

Go Back   SB9T.com > Off-Topic > Off-Topic

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2011, 03:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Default What was your first drive on the roads like?

I just got my Learners permit today, wasn't nervous on the road, quite a few mistakes. How about you?
__________________
acai and acai berry
Brogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-21-2011, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 20
Default

The day I got my license at 16, I drove to a friend's house. It was fall and she lived on a hilly street. When I tried to drive away from the house, uphill, the car slipped on the wet leaves and I could not get traction...had no clue as what to do while the wheels kept spinning and make all kinds of terrible noises! I kep trying to go faster and faster...and got nowhere. There is so much to learn and only practice and getting into different situations can teach you those things. When in doubt, slow down.
__________________
2008 Tribeca 7
2008 13' Scamp Trailer
Lady Tribeca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 02:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Annabel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2
Default

Congratulations on your permit!!
I still can remember my first drive on the road. I got butterflies in my belly, but they wear off eventually just as I got used to driving techniques. At first I was struggling to keep the car cantered since I didn’t have the control of the steering wheel. But later on I got my focus accurately and then found it easy to control the steering wheel.
Annabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2013, 03:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
JoshuaHenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Default

I remember my first drive as it was with my best friend and we both drove the car very crazily and we knocked out a tree.
__________________
Excel with optimal prince2 project management and outstanding prince2 training.
JoshuaHenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 05:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 113
Default

HAHA, great topic!
I actually got my motorcycle license before my car....16 & 9 months for a learners permit and I bought a Suzuki RG250 that had a racing gearbox......
Anyway, I did eventually get my car license @19 i think. The memory that stands out is my father and I went to the markets, I drove us home. Driving from the car park I had to stop on a rather steep gradient to enter the main roadway. The car behind me stopped right on my bumper and I was asked "Can you do a hill start.....have you ever done one?", I say "No, but i'm sure it's not that hard!"
All full of confidence I rip up the handbrake, rev crap outta it and drop the clutch......with smoke pouring from the front wheels (late 80s camry) i dropped the handbrake and entered the main road like nigel mansell.
Just lucky everything fell into place because it surely didnt go to plan!...and that the cop just down the way was lenient to a driver displaying a big yellow "L" plate in the window
__________________
Cheese!
nuKe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
subiedan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fenwick Island, DE
Posts: 311
Default

I got my license at 16. My first time solo was uneventful. My first time with a passenger was my younger sister. I was talking and probably playing with the radio. I looked up and the traffic signal was yellow for who knows how long. I slammed on the brakes (stood on them). I went skidding half way through the intersection. People were all looking as the car was slightly sideways when it stopped. My sister was in tears and really scared. Oh well inexperience but at least I didn't hit anything.
subiedan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
cansubie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 147
Default

I barely remember getting my driver's license the first time, aside from it being uneventful.

Not really a first time, but later I moved to Canada, and eventually had to get a local driver's license. I was warned by other immigrants who had gone through it before that the local testers always failed you the first time. And sure enough ... the woman who was testing me drove me around and around until she accumulated enough supposed errors to disqualify me, then triumphantly revealed that I had failed. I still remember the smug look and patronizing tone of her voice as she informed me that, while my driving may have been adequate back home, I did not drive "up to Canadian standards".

The only problem (for her) was that the biggest black mark, which alone would have been enough to disqualify, was failing to slow for a school zone. And I absolutely did not slow down, because it was not a school day! So she sheepishly had to take that one off, and the other stuff she made up (like multiple failing to stop at a stop sign, which I never do anyway, and certainly would not be stupid enough to do on a test!) was not enough to disqualify me, so I got my license anyway.
cansubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Posts: 31
Default

Well seeing that I got my learners permit back in 1964, I can't remember what my first drive was like. But I believe it was in my Dad's 1959 Ford driving around a parking lot probably with him on pins and needles.
scarpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect