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View Poll Results: Should there be a universal driving system?
DEFINITELY!!! (ON THE LEFT) 7 16.28%
DEFINITELY!!! (ON THE RIGHT) 28 65.12%
NO WAY!!! 8 18.60%
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Old September 17th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #41
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I find it funny that even some people from left-driving countries think they are driving on the "wrong" side..
The drive of the shuttle bus between my Christchurch NZ hotel and the airport asked us how we liked driving on the "wrong side"..

Fortunately traffic in NZ is so rare that we could even drive on the right side for about ten km on the Southern Isle before actually noticing our mistake...

After all, the right side is the right side.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #42
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Train prices differs between € 70 cheap and € 279 expensive.

Trucks are paying € 400.
My, that's a lot of money! The most we had to pay to cross a tunnel was €30 at the Mont Blanc tunnel (in a regular car, of course). And that is already very expensive for me. But 70... Still I understand that those tunnels require a lot of maintenance, I'd rather pay then die in a fire inside the tunnel.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 02:06 PM   #43
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Driving education

How many fo you drive ?

How looks preparation of people to art of driving ? Are exams too hard etc.

Let's discuss !
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Old May 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM   #44
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Theory exams were very easy for me, but some had great difficulties.
I had 25 hours of practice driving. Final exam drive was pretty difficult for me, but luckily exam-person was in good mood.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:02 PM   #45
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I got my license pretty quick, only 2 mistakes (out of 5 allowed) on the theory exam, and 24 hours of practice driving, got it all in one try. My ex-girlfriend required 90 lessons
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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:10 PM   #46
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Women and driving...

(sexism)
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:31 PM   #47
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Here in Hungary the system is the following:

First you have to take part on 28 theory lessons, then you can take the theory exam. There are 55 questions, and you have 55 minutes. When I did it (in 2004) it was paper based, but a few years ago a computer system was introduced. You can have 10 wrong answers here.

Then you have to learn to handle the car, in 9 lessons (it can be more of course). This is followed by an exam. If you have passed, you can go out to the streets. There are 20 lessons (at least), out of witch 14 in the city, 4 outside the city and 2 at night. Then you can go to the final traffic exam. Meanwhile you also have to pass a First Aid exam. If you have all of this, you can get your driving licence.

Unfortunately bribe is popular, and many unable people can get a driving licence

I've passed the theory for the 2nd time, and for the first time the rest, and I've learnt to drive on an Opel Omega Caravan 2.5 TD, a pretty big car to practice parking
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:44 PM   #48
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It's a bit different in the Netherlands, when I signed up for drivers ed, you could immediatly take driving lessons when you turn 18. However, before the practice exam, you need to get the theory exam. I believe there were 50 questions, and at least 44 need to be answered right. Then, you can sign up for practice exam, which costs about € 180. The practice exam is usually taken after at least 20 lessons, but 40 is the average (lessons of 45 or 60 minutes). They're pretty expensive at € 35 - 40 per lesson, which means the total for lessons is easily € 1.000 - € 1.500, add some other stuff to that (theory + exam, practice exam + adminstrative cost to get the actual license etc.), and you're usually out € 1.500 - 2.000 when you get your drivers license.

So it's rather expensive, and many students opt to get their license after their college ended (when the free public transport ends too)
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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:26 PM   #49
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I've passed the theory for the 2nd time, and for the first time the rest, and I've learnt to drive on an Opel Omega Caravan 2.5 TD, a pretty big car to practice parking
I've passed the theory without error,but failed the first traffic(in a junction,I didnt notice a god damn Suzuki,and almost killed all 3 of us).The second time,after 10 more hours of driving,it went smoothly. Learned driving on a Nissan Micra.I choose it because I had access to an Almera at home(which I drive since then).
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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:34 PM   #50
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Hmm, they're usually a bit bigger in the Netherlands. I learned to drive in a Peugeot 307 SW.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:24 PM   #51
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Hmm, they're usually a bit bigger in the Netherlands. I learned to drive in a Peugeot 307 SW.
Well,there were a lot of cars to choose from,but I choose because of the type.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:32 PM   #52
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In the US, it depends on the state but its very easy to get one. For MD:
http://baltimore.about.com/od/transp...wtolicense.htm
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:46 AM   #53
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I think its safe to say that nobody can _drive_ after having their license issued.

That comes probably 10.000 kms later
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:46 AM   #54
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I learned on a Citroen C3 diesel, white. WHITE!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:48 AM   #55
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I've heard you're fully experienced after 100,000 kilometers in all conditions, in various countries. I have clinched that within 2.5 years
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 04:29 PM   #56
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100.000 kms huh?

now we know why lil' old ladies and [email protected] who drive 3000 kms / year TOPS cant drive :haw haw:
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 04:56 PM   #57
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I've heard you're fully experienced after 100,000 kilometers in all conditions, in various countries.
Imo that's not a honest way to measure driving experience. Someone who drives a lot in cities won't make kms that fast, but he'll definately get more driving experience than someone who makes the same amount of kms but 99% on motorways.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 05:33 PM   #58
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Imo that's not a honest way to measure driving experience. Someone who drives a lot in cities won't make kms that fast, but he'll definately get more driving experience than someone who makes the same amount of kms but 99% on motorways.
Don't agree. Diversity is very important. More is better. Someone, who drives solely in city, is by my experience very bad driver, especially when it drives outside city.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:11 PM   #59
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I obtained my driving license in 1999. We had to take 40 driving lessons, and there were no theory lessons. I took a written exam (easy), and the driving exam, which consisted of two parts, driving on the range, and "real" driving. That I failed three times, since one can fail for every single mistake, at the cop's discretion. So, the process of obtaining a DL in Serbia is a bitch. The car I used to learn to drive was Zastava 101, now if someone can learn to drive THAT (no, it's not a car IMHO), everything else is a piece of cake.
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