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I Got My Learners Permit Today!


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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:17 AM

Congrats Ryan! Drive defensively and be safe!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:22 AM

Ryan,congratulations . As said above,getting your license is quite a change.No longer having to rely on someone else for transportation,.......well ,sometimes anyway.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 05:08 AM

That's good news Ryan. If they have Defensive Driving courses where you live take one. It's the best investment you can make in your safety when driving. The main messages of that course are still with me after 30years+ of driving.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 01:09 PM

Congrats on the passing of the test. The real tests are yet to come. This brings to mind a statement from my drivers ed instructor "Driving is a full time job" On a lighter note I guess we best stay off the sidewalk. :thumbs:
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 01:17 PM

Congratulations!
No need for me to add to the safety speeches, Just be safe!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 01:27 PM

Congrats Ryan.. Be safe remember the life you save may be one of my Grandkids.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 01:56 PM

Thanks guys, I am not so worried about my driving, it is other people I am afraid of.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thanks guys, I am not so worried about my driving, it is other people I am afraid of.


I drive a 17 pass Bus in Tulsa everyday, and some of these idiots need to give up there car and take the Bus.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Thanks guys, I am not so worried about my driving, it is other people I am afraid of.

I refer back to my earlier post:
Only thing I can add is be aware of the traffic around you. Not only in front, but to the sides and behind.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:46 PM

I drive a 17 pass Bus in Tulsa everyday, and some of these idiots need to give up there car and take the Bus.

Try a semi and 50' trailer with some of these idiots!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Congratulations a whole new world is opening up to you. You are passing from adolescent to adulthood and this is one of those rite of passage.

Learners permit does that mean you still have a licensed driver with you? Here in GA we have a law called "Joshua's Law" That requires all teen's have to take a defensive driving course before they get their license or they wait until they are 18. Instead of taking the online course I made our granddaughter take the hands on course and I feel that has made her a better driver. Please think about taking one Ryan it would really hurt if you became a statistic. Also all the above advice is very good one thing I would add is give motorcycles their room on the road. Be safe my friend.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 06:07 PM

Congrats, it looks like most guys got the advice out there. One thing I have to say is be very conscience about truck drivers and farmers they are on thier job and don't be messing them up. I grew up with that stuff and it's important advice. I would say you need to take the defensive driving course as well. Good luck on your next test and be safe. Luckily, I'm way south of you so no need to watch out for ya. :D

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I had forgotten about the farmers. No offense but they tend to drive slow, and turn out on the road without looking. When going from field to field you don't need to go very fast. Also you will have to learn to watch for cattle and livestock on the road. I go slow on these country roads. Doing planting and harvest it's even worse.

And trucks only go so fast, they speed up slow and slow down slow, and thy are hard to see out of. Don't get up on the right side of any trailer, most of the time the driver can't see. With the Bus I drive, if somebody gets right behind me I can't see them, I have to look to see if hey casting a shadow.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Congrats Ryan! Whole new level of responsibility. I'll throw out a caution my Dad gave me: Be especially careful backing out of parking spaces. Watch for lights and movement in the cars parked behind you, as they can suddenly start backing out also.

Don't forget to enjoy as well!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Congrats. Now tell me what kind of car you will be driving so I can keep an eye out for it. :ass:

Only advice I can give you that I haven't heard on here yet is this - look well forward of your vehicle while driving. Look as far ahead as you can see while scanning. That way things don't sneak up on you.
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