I'm 14, i'm going to get my permit at 16. i'm still a year and a bit away, but I want to know how to drive on streets with active cars before I get my permit, as to make it easier when I drive legally for the first time.
Remember these three things and you'll be good
"I can't help but upvote this"
im colorblind lol but k
Then floor it no matter what. You have nothing to lose.
good point lol.
If that's the case, just wait for the other car to honk, lol
In new york city this post has been made into law.
o **** fam
Green = floor it
Yellow = slow down/stomp on the brakes
Red = come to a halt
red: floor it if you're close, brake if you're not
haha long boy yes
Step 1: Floor it
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit
Don't cross solid lines
Use the damn turnsignals
so don't be a BMW driver.....
I can't help but upvote this
Where I currently live its truck drivers (not semi's.. talken about the lifters... the inner city cowboys... the red state rebel rousers) who cross the line, don't use a turn signal, do 30+ over the speed limit, and basically be annoying DB on the roads.
They are so bad here, I almost excuse BMW drivers for their far less reckless driving.
A few of the BMW drivers have switched to Audi where I am
Same but stereotypes amirite
My dads car was vandalized because of these stereotypes. Thanks Matthew.
Get your parents to take you driving in parking lots and neighborhoods.
Legally you can't drive on public roads, it is at least a misdemeanor to allow an unlicensed person to drive where I'm from, could be different if you're both a minor and unlicensed. Even in a parking lot or quiet neighborhood, if it's a public area you could be charged. Stay on private land if you can.
If you have questions, contact your local police department, they may even be able to point you to somewhere you can drive.
This is how many people learn to drive. Its not that big of a deal if you stay off main roads and whatnot. Cops know this happens all the time and actually encourage it be done like this. My driver's ed teacher (a full time police officer as well) recommended we learn to drive in neighborhoods with no permit or anything with a parent and said cops know this happens and will not bother you.
lol do that in australia and your parents have lost their licence... cops here care about money, nothing else unfortunately
So true :'(
Yeah, I mean it kinda depends on your area and how the cops are. I'd ask the local PD first, technically it's still against the law but if they have an understanding then that's fine.
As long as its not public/state domain local law enforcement have no jurisdiction unless someone is injured or the place of business calls them.
Shopping centers, malls, grocerie stores, etc... are all private and public road laws do not apply. There are regulations that prohibit "reckless driving" but in some cities, the police STILL have to be called in by the property owners (or a series of complaints have to be called in) before they can legally intervene. In Reno, NV.... the Costco and Casino parking lots used to be a huge favorite for burn outs after hours. I knew a lot of kids that got busted, but were let go almost immediately because the police weren't actually called in and no injuries were reported. That regulation has since been changed but it took a long time to pass. Also all DUI laws stay in effect. Let's say a driver runs a stop sign in a wal-mart or costco parking lot, even in front of a cop, there's nothing the cop can do unless the driver caused an accident and was called in or the driver hit a pedestrian.
Which is why empty parking lots are so ideal for yongens to learn how to drive. Back int he 90's high schools in my home town even promoted the use of their parking lots as a safe place to learn and practice driving motor vehicles. Because the State gave the schools permission, and in turn the schools gave parents permission, the cops had no legal authority. It turned became a very positive thing. Weekends at some of the the larger schools became these free driving lesson events hosted by (mostly) off duty officers. They taught parents how to teach their kids, officers did rid a longs when kids were old enough. Due to huge budget cuts this was eliminated in the early 2000's, which was very disappointing.
My high school has a pretty big parking lot, i'll go there. Also my dad just got a new Mini Clubman S All4, it's a 6-speed stick with a 2 Liter straight 4 turbo. 189 HP at 4700 RPM, 207/1250 ft-lbs/rpm torque
Nice. Those are fun cars for sure. Ive driven one in the mountains here in CO and they definitely feel faster than what they are. Fun to drive.
Yeah my dad and I went for a joy ride in it, the low center of gravity really helps with the turning and the feel when you hit the gas. really fun ride, and it also doesn't feel that bumpy either.
yeah they are fun cars. I wish they had more power, but thats pretty easily fixed with simple bolt-ons and a tune.
but if you really want power, you get the JCW (John Cooper Works) and then add custom parts.
tons of people can;t drive and it's ridiculous. lol
Step 1: Apply 24" chrome rims and giant spoiler. Also, don't forget the giant body kit and spray paint
Step 3: Profit.
Remember folks, only do this if your car is front wheel drive. Because that's exactly how downforce works :D
24" lol definitely. i wouldn't do chrome rims tho, too flashy. I'd probably go for a matte black or gloss black, just looks better with black tires. And of course, the giant spoiler is necessary. I'll even put one on my PC, because moar FPS lol
you forgot the type-r sticker... silly
I learned to drive my Uncle's Jeep in the desert when I was around 13. It may not be as applicable to you, but it was helpful.
Why 16? You should be able to get your learners permit at 15 and 6 months right?
idk what the law is
so I looked it up, and in NY you can take your permit test at 15 and 6 months, but actually get the permit card at 16
Legally you can't drive on public roads, especially if you went somewhere with other traffic you'd be putting yourself and others in danger. If you have friends or family with some land or private roads, go there with your parents. If you or your parents/whoever is allowing you to drive get caught by police, it's at least a misdemeanor where I'm from.
I'd contact your local PD and ask about it, they may be able to work something out with you. Technically it's illegal to drive on public roads unlicensed, but if you and the PD have an understanding about you practicing in a neighborhood or parking lot, then that's fine.
Just a quick tip, take some defensive driving courses once you get your permit/license, and always assume everyone else on the road is an idiot. Saved me multiple times from having bad accidents.
thanks for this advice, i'll try to get in contact with them
Sure thing. Another thing to note, a car is an endless money pit. At first it won't be so bad for you because I assume you won't be making car payments or insurance yourself, but there will always be maintenance, repairs, and miscellaneous basic costs like fuel you need to keep up with. Just make sure to keep it properly maintained and it should last a long time. At the very least check your oil level and tire pressures once every couple of weeks or once a month.
yeah, i'm not planning on getting a car soon though lol
Enjoy Driving while you can
Don't read any of the rules
Floor it 'n Profit
buy a car and drive it
Don't be a BMW driver
Don't be an Audi driver
Don't be a soccer mom rushing her 14 kids to practice each 10 miles away
exactly lol. what about a porsche driver tho
I don't drive though...
Don't forget to get those whitewall tires put on :P
Just go with the flow.
Don't overthink and it'll come naturally to you.
great! nice fidget spinner lol
So far reading this has been quite entertaining..
dude, you have no idea how much I want that car. It's just incredibly hard to import to US from japan, and it's really hard to get used
will do! lol
Why will people get triggered if you drive a nissan?
"We're going to build a wall to keep everyone at car meets safe from mustangs"
so get a trueno or NSX?
You'll never find an ae86 in the states thats decent for any kind of reasonable price. I've been trying to buy another one for years.
oh that sucks, those cars are awesome.
Yeah but thanks to Initial D they are now stupid expensive and impossible to find in the states.
great show, by the way
They are all over in Japan and aren't even that special there.
The issue is that Anime has driven the cost of them in the stats through the roof.
A real ae86 (corolla GTS), not a SR5 with a swap will cost you like $5000 or more in rough shape if you can even find one.
No one who knows anything about cars will call you gay for driving a miata or s2000. My local car group has several of each and ive never heard anyone be called gay for driving one.
Where do you live. I drive an MR2 and have never been called gay once in my life in any of the cars I have owned
oh ok. I live in CO. But even in WV (college) I never was called gay fro any of my cars which included a VW GLI, WRX, and G35 coupe.
And your BRZ is a 2009?
So........ how is that possible? That chassis/platform wasn't even manufactured until 2011 and wasn't sold until the 2012 model year. There is no possible way you own a 2009 BRZ.
I have a 2009 BRZ and i love it.
I have a 2009 BRZ and i love it.
There is no 2009 BRZ. They were not produced until 2011 and were not sold until model year 2012.
There is no chance you have a 2009 BRZ.
What's wrong with Mustangs? Cameros and Chargers are essentially the same class of car, why hate on only Mustangs then?
I like Mustangs and would love to own one so I'm curious at your statement.
He is referencing the fact that its become somewhat of a meme to crash your mustang into a crowd of people at a car meet. Which has happened A LOT recently.
Wouldn't that be considered domestic terrorism by crashing your car into a crowd of people? Unless it was an accident.
its always an accident from people showing off and now knowing how to handle a RWD car with any real power.