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post #31 of 48
Conga-rats Sam!

Would your mom like us all to chip in and buy her a box of Clairol hair color to cover those new gray hairs that will be sprouting up real soon? Just kidding!
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Conga-rats Sam!

Would your mom like us all to chip in and buy her a box of Clairol hair color to cover those new gray hairs that will be sprouting up real soon? Just kidding!

Haha! Too late for that!

Thanks again everybody! I've been driving for awhile, I still need to master turning. I'm not very good at that & parking etc. I feel great behind the wheel though! It's cool because Mum is keen to buy me a car so I've gotta get my thinking cap on!
post #33 of 48
Congratulations Sam...your first DL is a real milestone in your life.
Lei
post #34 of 48
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Congratulations Sam...your first DL is a real milestone in your life.
Lei
Definitly!

Thanks Lei.
post #35 of 48
Woo hoo!!! So the next question will be...when are you getting your own car?

Wait a minute, i don't even have my own car yet!
post #36 of 48
CONGRATS!!!!

Okay, here we go with a few of the many tips I have learned in the while:

1. When you see an ambulance in the freeway with sirens on speeding off, get behind it! Its your excuse to go at 80 mph.

2. If you see the traffic light go at yellow, SPEED UP BEFORE IT TURNS RED!!!

3. If you see a long line of cars in the freeway all at 40-50 mph, you can wager the cost of a full tank of gas, that on the begginning of that line of cars you will see a state trooper that no one dares to go past.

4. You haven't learned how to drive until you are capable of taking a Ford F150 long bed pickup truck and manage to do a U-Turn in a narrow residential street without stopping in mid turn. (I did this rather wreckless low speed stunt once much to my father's chagrin, and to the destruction of the garbage cans of the neighbors).

5. Don't do any of these things while your mom, a driving instructor or the state examiner for the drivers license is on board. (Its for their sake... my father is on the edge of seeing a psychiatrist with the trauma from my driving).
post #37 of 48
How exciting! My 16 y/o ds still has his permit, meaning he needs an adult in the car with him. When he comes home from his Dad's in the fall, he will get his liscense!
post #38 of 48
congratulations!!!!



i'm so pleased for you!!!
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Hello everybody!

I got my learners license today and drove my Mum home too!

So in six months I can get my restricted, but that's Christmas Day! Lol!

Just wanted to share. I am so proud of myself. It was a theory test and I needed 32/35 questions right and I got 34!

Sam
Good for you! Did you learn how to Parallel park? I NEVER did and I am fearing the time I have a driving test!
post #40 of 48
Congrats, Sam! (And I hope you took Victor with a large spoon of salt! )

FWIW, you might want to give some more thought to automatic vs manual. Even if you don't expect to drive a manual transmission regularly, there may come a time when you are forced to because of an emergency. Much better if you know what you're doing, and making the switch the other way (from a familiar manual to an unfamiliar automatic) is nothing like as difficult.

Also, manual is MUCH more fun! unless virtually all your driving is in city traffic gridlock.

Anyway! Have fun.
post #41 of 48
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Also, manual is MUCH more fun! unless virtually all your driving is in city traffic gridlock.

post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by Hobbester
Woo hoo!!! So the next question will be...when are you getting your own car?

Wait a minute, i don't even have my own car yet!
Well my Mums boyfriend has given me one but Mum is currently driving it. I'll probably get that one (Toyota Cavalier) or a little one of my own when I get my restricted.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by yoviher
CONGRATS!!!!

Okay, here we go with a few of the many tips I have learned in the while:

1. When you see an ambulance in the freeway with sirens on speeding off, get behind it! Its your excuse to go at 80 mph.

2. If you see the traffic light go at yellow, SPEED UP BEFORE IT TURNS RED!!!

3. If you see a long line of cars in the freeway all at 40-50 mph, you can wager the cost of a full tank of gas, that on the begginning of that line of cars you will see a state trooper that no one dares to go past.

4. You haven't learned how to drive until you are capable of taking a Ford F150 long bed pickup truck and manage to do a U-Turn in a narrow residential street without stopping in mid turn. (I did this rather wreckless low speed stunt once much to my father's chagrin, and to the destruction of the garbage cans of the neighbors).

5. Don't do any of these things while your mom, a driving instructor or the state examiner for the drivers license is on board. (Its for their sake... my father is on the edge of seeing a psychiatrist with the trauma from my driving).
LOL! Sorry Victor but I take after my Mum, I want to be a very safe driver.

I can't stand bad drivers on the road and I would take any risks on the road!

Unlike my boyfriend

Thanks!
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by MyBabies
Good for you! Did you learn how to Parallel park? I NEVER did and I am fearing the time I have a driving test!
Nope but I definitly will before I have a practical.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Congrats, Sam! (And I hope you took Victor with a large spoon of salt! )

FWIW, you might want to give some more thought to automatic vs manual. Even if you don't expect to drive a manual transmission regularly, there may come a time when you are forced to because of an emergency. Much better if you know what you're doing, and making the switch the other way (from a familiar manual to an unfamiliar automatic) is nothing like as difficult.

Also, manual is MUCH more fun! unless virtually all your driving is in city traffic gridlock.

Anyway! Have fun.
But Fran, who's Manual am I supposed to use?

I will learn in time but no one in my family has them.

Thank you!
post #46 of 48
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Thanks again everyone! I hope the photo doesn't turn out too bad!
post #47 of 48
ATTENTION - ALL PEDESTRIANS IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND!!! SAM HAS HER DRIVER'S PERMIT! CLEAR THE SIDEWALKS!!

Congrats Sam.
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by gemlady
ATTENTION - ALL PEDESTRIANS IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND!!! SAM HAS HER DRIVER'S PERMIT! CLEAR THE SIDEWALKS!!

Congrats Sam.
Haha not even Jan. It's Sophie and that electric pram you've got to watch out for!

Think, if you can come and stay I can pick you up from the airport!

Thanks Jan!
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