it's a little bit like playing a video game. cars have simple, responsive controls and the rules are easy to remember and follow. the trouble i have with it is all psychological, knowing that if i fuck up or someone else fucks up it's gg no re
>>26033929 No it's not practice in a empty parking lot late at night before you take your test though. The written part was actually harder than the driving part. Also drive a lot at night to get more comfortable before going on busy roads during the day
It starts off very difficult but only gets easier from there until it's a breeze. I'm a massive autist who often has great difficulty performing new tasks. I used to be terrified of driving, now I love it.
I'd say it's a bit like learning to ride a bicycle. Hard at first, but eventually becomes second nature.
Basic driving around, specially when you're driving a car with an automatic gearbox, is pretty easy. What's less easy is remembering all the traffic rules, being constantly looking for traffic signs and driving a car with a manual transmission. With a manual transmission just getting going from a set of lights requires a lot more finesse and hill starts are something you don't get down properly until after a few times.
The only difficult thing in basic driving is parallel parking, but a lot of people who have had a driver's license for years and driven a lot over those years suck at it as well.
Harder at first because you're thinking about everything. Later it gets much easier since a lot of it is basically autopilot. Very few people become great drivers, as in capable of driving in a wide variety of conditions.
I know I wouldn't be able to handle major city downtown traffic or whiteout conditions. In those cases, being a good driver is knowing not to put yourself in those conditions.
I live in a big city and there are niggers everywhere pretty much trying to wreck their shitty cars into you. It's really stressful. Some nigger already hit my car and didn't even have any insurance. Hopefully he lost his license for that but I have no way of knowing.
Basically the CONCEPT of driving is easy peasy, but it's like playing a team game. You might be good at it, but if your team is completely fucking retarded you will still get totally wrecked. What I'm saying is that driving is easy but everybody else on the road is completely reckless and fucking retarded, and you shouldn't put it past them that they will try to wreck into you and kill you.
>>26034533 I suck at parallel parking because I only need to do it like once a year. As with everything else driving wise practice makes perfect.
>>26033929 My tip to you OP is to learn manual first. It's easier to go from manual to an automatic than the other way around. And while it may be scary being out in traffic it becomes easier over time.
Driving is interesting. It starts out quite difficult (especially trying to start moving on a slope without killing the engine), but after a while it's kinda like walking except way more comfy. Also learn stick shift if you have the possibility, very useful if you ever plan to move away from the US, since manual is the standard in a lot of countries.
Also like >>26033991 said, it's like a video game. Driving in games is pretty close to the real thing, if you don't play need for speed that is.
Do it. Practice on an empty parking lot first, move on to rather unpopulated streets, move on to normal traffic, get your license.
>>26033929 I started driving when I was older. I consume as much legal stimulants as possible before and during times when I drive. You ever hear about putting all your eggs in one basket? A vehicle is a basket. Losing a few eggs is one thing, good luck with your basket.
Depends where you live. I got my licence in California, so I had to deal with all the traffic, but it's not that bad. The real problem is other drivers, you can practice as much as you want, but other drivers are still a liability.
It's hard at first, but quickly becomes natural, like walking. After about 2 months of driving I found myself zoning out while still staying on the road, just as one does when walking down the sidewalk. The only thing is that using mirrors is kinda confusing and hard to do. Merging onto a highway and people following you at night time are scary.
>>26034533 >The only difficult thing in basic driving is parallel parking, but a lot of people who have had a driver's license for years and driven a lot over those years suck at it as well.
This is true. I got my driver's license in 2003, have done a shitload of driving, went to racing school and got my comp license in '08, and have done tons of track and race events since, so I'm in the upper tier of skill when it comes to driving.
I still can't fucking parallel park to save my life. I'll pay like 10 bucks to park in some shitty lot downtown just to avoid parallel parking.
>>26038770 >A lot of automatic cars have a foot parking brake, it's where the clutch would be on a manual. Yeah but they should still have a handbrake in between the passenger and driver's seat. I can't believe that there are cars made without one.
>>26038810 That's not unusual at all, I've never seen a car with both a handbrake and another parking brake.
The handbrake in any modern car is nowhere near powerful enough to stop the car, and if you try to use it for that, you'll either break it or spin the car out. "Emergency brake" is a total misnomer, and they should never be relied on for anything but holding the car in place when parked, unless of course you're hooning and using them to put the car into a slide/spin on purpose. Actual drift and rally cars use a hydraulic handbrake for the latter reason, it's actually another full-size brake caliper on the rear brakes with a hand lever to activate it.
There's no longer any reason to drive a manual unless you race. Modern automatic transmissions are now more efficient than manual transmissions. Literally the most fedora type of transmission, it's like shaving with a straight razor.
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