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04 Feb 2007, 4:42 pm

I got my license when I was 26. I'm 36 now, and have always loved to drive...sometimes too fast...
But I can't drive a standard (stick shift), and doubt I will ever be able to, because I cannot process that much info and be able to concentrate on the road at the same time.
If you do drive, what kind of driver are you?
If not, do you wish you did?


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04 Feb 2007, 4:48 pm

I got mine when I was 21. I am 27 now.

I am an excellent driver.

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04 Feb 2007, 4:49 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
I am an excellent driver.


You are Jeremy Clarkson and I claim my £5.

I can't drive owing to the visual impairment that I have. I'm not too fussed anyway as I can simply get someone else to do the driving for me while I look out the window. Less frustrating and more fun.



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04 Feb 2007, 4:54 pm

I'm hoping to get my driving licsense this year. I'm 20


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04 Feb 2007, 4:55 pm

Didn't drive until I was 27, but that was more down to not finding the motivation to sort out the lessons & such. It was only when I was forced by my work to do something about it that I did.

I drive a manual (stick shift), and haven't had any problems with it. It did take me 4 times to pass my test, but then it took my NT brother 5 times!

I have occasionaly problems when something untoward happens, like if I stall at a junction. Bit of panic might set in if people hassle me, but I usually get out of it OK.


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04 Feb 2007, 4:56 pm

Cernunnos wrote:
Didn't drive until I was 27, but that was more down to not finding the motivation to sort out the lessons & such. It was only when I was forced by my work to do something about it that I did.

I drive a manual (stick shift), and haven't had any problems with it. It did take me 4 times to pass my test, but then it took my NT brother 5 times!

I have occasionaly problems when something untoward happens, like if I stall at a junction. Bit of panic might set in if people hassle me, but I usually get out of it OK.


It took me 4 times as well.

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04 Feb 2007, 4:58 pm

So is that just another aspie stereotype? That we are crappy drivers? I drive 1/2 hr to work each day on one of the wickedest stretches of bendy highway in Canada....I think I do OK, haven't crashed yet...(I did have a deer run into ME, though!)


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04 Feb 2007, 5:01 pm

Daily and courteously.


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04 Feb 2007, 5:02 pm

Nope, I'm 15 and can't get a car liscence. I don't want a car anyway.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:14 pm

I got it when I was 18. (most in the States get it when 16) I don't drive when I need to, considering the bus is free for students.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:21 pm

I drive, and well including 4X4 work. When I was young (gasp!) I rode motorcycles and was fast enough to show a fw others that they weren't as fast as they'd thought.

On the other hand I must admit that if I try to hit a nail with a hammer i am more likely to bend the nail, punch a hole through the wallboard, hit something near to the nail, or in some other way cause a disaster of small proportion.

Oh, and I have leerned to slow down.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:26 pm

I got my when I was 16 and it was the first try. I love to drive and I'm a very good driver. However, when I'm at school I don't have car so I take the bus.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:39 pm

I got my license when I was 18 but I didn´t get my own car until I was 24 because of my job. Basically I didn´t need one before that.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:47 pm

I don't drive yet, and don't need to yet. I may start when I finish uni, but am terrified of the thought of navigating roundabouts.



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04 Feb 2007, 5:48 pm

Yes! If I couldn't drive I would be totally screwed!