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I drove to Torrance today without any help from the instructor! Whippee! Especially considering that I got my permit yesterday morning!

Parking and curbs are also much easier than I thought they'd be. Based on other people's first driving stories, I think that hand-controlled brakes and gas gives finer control. I wonder which control system would win out between people just learning to drive who previously had absolutly no idea how a car was controlled.
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Date:September 19th, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)
That's awesome.

I don't remember the first time I drove very well. I think I was about 8. (I was sitting in my dad's lap).


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Date:September 20th, 2003 01:03 am (UTC)
Though it was about 2 years after I started driving, I found learning hand controls to be extremely easy, particularly compared to foot pedals. I guess the fact that I usually only drive with one hand on the wheel helped, but it still felt more comfortable than I'd expected.
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Date:September 20th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC)
Well, it's about time!

Date:September 21st, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)

I haven't tried them, but I can see how hand controls would give more control. The leg controls are easy to get confused at first (or if cruise control's been on) because foot nerves aren't terribly useful. The leg controls are also controlled by shin muscles, so little motions are harder and panic reactions go SHOVE!

I think parking and curbs are either an individual thing, or based on what your driving experience is. I learned to parallel park and then didn't for six years, so I suck at it.
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