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Who Taught You to Drive?


“Who taught you to drive?”

Mother started it. Dad had already died. But it was finished by a Driver’s Ed Course at the local High School. I was 15 or 16 at the time, I think.

That was a good way to learn. I learned to drive a stick in that class. They had a couple of Pickup Trucks with Standard Transmissions. A skill that "sticks" with me to this day. Along with the actual driving skill, if you can call it that… I still prefer to drive a stick, as long as the clutch ain’t too hard…


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Oct. 2nd, 2016 10:54 am (UTC)
Very interesting! You know, I think that was the best way to learn how to drive.

Dad taught me to drive on farm trucks. Then I drove out car around the farm - over paddocks. Then I took a few lessons as an adult and got my licence easily. I'm a pretty good driver...I think.

I prefer the stick, too. I do have a had clutch at the moment which gives my iffy knee a little h*ll. I might get an automatic next time. The only automatic I remember driving is my brother's big old six cylinder dodge. I remember parking it in a little supermarket parking space and being very proud of myself!

Edited at 2016-10-02 12:13 pm (UTC)
Oct. 2nd, 2016 08:56 pm (UTC)
I have driven an automatic but 4/5 of my cars have been manual. It's the norm here. I learnt with an instructor. Weekly lessons whilst I was in my final year at school but didn't pass my test until the Christmas after I started uni
Oct. 3rd, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of when I was 16. i had a job and wanted this beautiful green vette with t-tops. My dad told me if I could drive it I could get it. So the car lot owner(a friend of Dads) took me for a drive. It was a stick. He said I could hear when to change gears. I never heard it. He brought us back to the lot and told my Dad. Dont buy her that car! I was heartbroken. But as you see I lived. :)
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