Where did you learn how to drive?
are you a cop?
High School Driver’s Ed
Mostly on the road
I took driving lessons in college (HS didn’t have Driver’s Ed, parents refused to teach me). Most of my friends learned to drive in cemeteries.
In 9 th grade. At age 14 you could get your license. You were allowed to drive to or from work, school and drive farm equipment.
In Louisiana, I was 13, and it was during an ice storm! I had gone with my Dad to check on his business (check for damage) and I asked him how old was I going to have to be for him to teach me how to drive. He didn’t answer. He continued to drive in silence for a while - we just looked at some of the damage from the ice storm. (And freezing rain was again coming down!) He eventually pulled into our local event venue parking lot (huge) and stopped the car. He told me to swap places and get behind the wheel - that if I could drive in “this” (the freezing rain, glare ice, etc.) that I would be able to drive in anything! And I did - even practicing controlling sliding on the ice.
I got my learners permit at 14. And because it gave my parents a discount on their auto policy, I did take the Driver’s Ed class at my High School when I was 15 - all 4 of us in my group already knew how to drive, parallel park, etc. and it was a football coach “teaching” the class, so we just had fun!
My parents wouldn’t teach me… had to ride my crappy bicycle 10 miles round trip for every session of a summer school driver’s Ed class in the next town, which I paid for with my own money. I don’t regret it. Learned to drive the right way and also that driving is a privilege, not a right.
Georgia has a weekend motorcycle course that if you pass, you get a waiver for everything except the eye exam when you go to get your license. It’s pretty awesome
Grew up on a farm. Learned to drive the tractor at 7. We also had an old autostick VW bug that I got to drive on property (standing up, of course).
I was too young for driver’s ed when I got to high school (had to be 15, I was 14.) My mother didn’t have her license (she failed the test 4 times.) So I had to wait until she finally passed her test, and my dad taught me at 16.
At 14 I had my Best Buy friends extremely sketchy Honda Civic where the steering wheel was constantly off kilter, sideways and shook. The almighty sketch Civic was offensive driving and frankly, I feel like I am really equipped to be a stunt driver after that car. At 15 we had mandatory drivers Ed. Then I got my super square Volvo “The Beast” and tested it to its max… It probably still runs 30 years later.
Got tossed onto the tractor around age 12.
Kid down the street taught me how to ride a dirt bike around that same time.
Dad was a Cop so he figured it was best that he teach me the basics of driving a car.
Taught myself how to drive stick.
We had friends with motor boats, they taught me how to drive small Craft.
Learned to drive forklift at a freight yard I worked at for a summer, Learned Tractor Trailer at that same freight yard along with a bunch of other odd equipment.
The Navy taught me to drive larger boats like 560 foot submarines.
Sailing was self taught (Anyone want to buy a small sailboat?)
The local sports car clubs taught me how to actually drive a car.
Basically if it can move I either have driven it or could figure it out based on experience.
Lololol, I still can’t drive. Took driver’s ed outta school and here I am, 20 years later, no license. Living in a big city, you don’t need one though!