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    I had to buy my first car for work, after passing my test 20 years previously and hardly driving at all afterwards. It was delivered on the Saturday and I was driving it to work on Monday.

    I left early doors to avoid the traffic and same coming back before it got busy.
    The first few days were interesting but it built my confidence up.
    One thing I noticed was it was much easier picking lanes when itís quiet. On a busy road the road markings obviously get hidden by cars, so itís almost like driving a different route
    Driving is easy, take your time and donít be rushed (but donít sit for 10minutes at a junction backing everyone up ) - itís keeping an eye out for idiots around you thatís the biggest problem IMO


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    Definitely takes time to get used to driving and especially a new car, but it'll come. I thought I'd never be fully confident but after a year I was completely fine.

    Still haven't done a single parallel park in the 6 years since I passed though!

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    Remember that nearly everyone on the road thinks they are a brilliant driver, the truth is very different. Always expect the unexpected, being able to anticipate idiocy has saved me many a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibby View Post
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    Remember that nearly everyone on the road thinks they are a brilliant driver, the truth is very different. Always expect the unexpected, being able to anticipate idioticy has saved me many a time.

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    +1 for going out late at night by yourself.

    If there are any tricky or major junctions/ roundabouts/ interchanges/ one way systems near where you live that you're going to need to get the hang of, it is better to do this at a quiet time than a busy one. It's nice to know which lane to get yourself into so you end up in the right place as it can be a pain having to correct yourself in heavy traffic if you make a mess of it.

    I used to like driving into Edinburgh late at night when I had just passed my test - it allowed me to get the hang of places like the Barnton roundabout (as it was then) without anyone else there. I passed my test in a hick town with one set of traffic lights, so city driving was a whole new experience for me.

    There is no way of hiding from it though. Get out there, make a few mistakes and keep learning.

    I don't get people who get agitated when driving. I only ever get agitated at people who are agitated, and tbh they really wind me up. If folk would just chill out and be a bit more considerate then it would be a far most pleasant experience.

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    I don't get people who get agitated when driving. I only ever get agitated at people who are agitated, and tbh they really wind me up. If folk would just chill out and be a bit more considerate then it would be a far most pleasant experience.
    What, and risk adding three and a half seconds on to their journey time? Hardly.

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    Buy a cheap car find a big field practice hand brake turns

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalOrder View Post
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    Buy a cheap car find a big field practice hand brake turns
    This is entirely unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibby View Post
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    Remember that nearly everyone on the road thinks they are a brilliant driver, the truth is very different. Always expect the unexpected, being able to anticipate idiocy has saved me many a time.
    You're right. Always suspect the other driver of being distracted. As one gets older it's a good maxim for pushing a trolley round Tesco as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    This is entirely unnecessary.
    Wrong. Chicks love handbrake turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Wrong. Chicks love handbrake turns.

    Fact
    I'm a city boy and I've never felt the need to impress poultry.
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    Bought my first car yesterday. I was a nervous wreck driving it home on my own last night, for about the first 10 mins. After that I got more confident! I later went out again and took it out a spin for longer and really enjoyed it. Slowly but surely building my confidence!

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