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Gran Turismo's License Center is great, but the real deal provides higher doses of tension, fear excitement, relief, joy.
I remember some of my first driving classes, my father providing the information and the tips, the missions like "start here, stop over there" to slowly get me used to the car's behaviour. 

My girlfriend is learning with me how to drive. She knew the very basics already, which helps. 
As of now, we're practicing on remote areas of the city. Tarmac, streets and avenues, some crossings and roundabouts, all with (almost) no traffic nearby. The key lesson being "get used to the car, get used to be on the driver's seat".
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Lew-GTR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great photo!

The whole 'driving education' thing brings me back unpleasant memories. Of course, I learned how to drive a car, but only a little, not as I should. I don't even know how to park, I mean, I'd probably scratch the paint or even crash the car. I just don't feel the car yet. I had few problems during my driving classes (my instructor changed, because the previous one suddenly died because of his disease) and that's the result - I participated the driving exam without proper preparation. I failed and I lose heart for driving. It's already over two years since that day and I still haven't tried again.
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot mate! =D

I was learning to drive (very basics) when I was around 10, 12... but I consider myself a real, proper driver, since I was 15 years old.
When I turned 18, I went to drivers' school, and I thought it would be easy to complete the exams. Some say there's a mafia-thing going on with examinators... and I believe that. I failed the first "street exam", and I was veeeeery pissed off about that. I still don't believe I made the mistakes the examinator wrote on the paper.... he even marked that I "lost control of vehicle during the test"... what the fuck.
The second time doing the "street exam", I was approved and got my drivers' license.

BTW I used the Renault Sandero during most of my driver's classes, and the "street exams" I drove the Sandero as well =)

It's been 5 years with the drivers' license... up to this day, I got one fine (one rear passenger wasn't using the seatbelt) ugh....
Lew-GTR Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here, examinators often fail drivers simply because of money - another try and charge for exam means more money in their pockets, simple. Mistakes they mark are often out of nowhere too - for example, when you try to join in the traffic while getting out of a minor road, they fail you because: a) you were waiting too long and blocking the traffic, b) you didn't give right of way to someone while trying to join. No matter there were so many cars that you simply couldn't do it in any other way. That's the perfect situation for those leeches.

I'm riding in public traffic quite often on motorbike (for few years already), but I didn't get any fine so far. :)
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"Here, examinators often fail drivers simply because of money - another try and charge for exam means more money in their pockets, simple."

Just like that :/
Galm03 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling! Never was as scared as the first time i took dad's car into traffic XD I swear, it was horrible XD
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I was never scared of traffic when learning to drive. My father always told me "other drivers aren't driving to crash into us", and it's true.
Galm03 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well, you got a point... In my case, the one hitting another was me XD Almost... Never happened XD
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My youngest sister is taking Driver's Education; as soon as I found it out, I was surprised.
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My young brother is taking some drivers' classes as well. He doesn't like'em :roll:
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