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syg101 23 months ago

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.

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rhali8 2 Builds 34 points 23 months ago

Remember these three things and you'll be good

  1. Green = go
  2. Yellow = go fast
  3. Red = floor it
Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 5 points 23 months ago

"I can't help but upvote this"

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

:D

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

:DD

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

im colorblind lol but k

SilverWolf149 8 points 23 months ago

Then floor it no matter what. You have nothing to lose.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

good point lol.

Victor_the-_- 1 point 23 months ago

If that's the case, just wait for the other car to honk, lol

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

In new york city this post has been made into law.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

o **** fam

jstJOking 1 point 22 months ago

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jstJOking 1 point 22 months ago

LOL!!!!!!!

Nater650 0 points 22 months ago

It's actually

Green = floor it

Yellow = slow down/stomp on the brakes

Red = come to a halt

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syg101 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

Green: go

Yellow: eh

red: floor it if you're close, brake if you're not

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syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

haha long boy yes

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Cicero_ 5 Builds 7 points 23 months ago

Step 1: Floor it

Step 2: ?

Step 3: Profit

Xorex64 4 points 23 months ago
  1. Don't cross solid lines

  2. Use the damn turnsignals

  3. Profit

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 10 points 23 months ago

so don't be a BMW driver.....

rhali8 2 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

I can't help but upvote this

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

:)

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

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.

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Oh rip...

Jeff_M 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

A few of the BMW drivers have switched to Audi where I am

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Same but stereotypes amirite

Rofineli 1 point 23 months ago

My dads car was vandalized because of these stereotypes. Thanks Matthew.

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

o rip

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

k

tiny_voices 4 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Get your parents to take you driving in parking lots and neighborhoods.

Jeff_M 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

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.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

lol do that in australia and your parents have lost their licence... cops here care about money, nothing else unfortunately

Nathan291 1 point 23 months ago

So true :'(

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Jeff_M 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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.

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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

tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

yeah they are fun cars. I wish they had more power, but thats pretty easily fixed with simple bolt-ons and a tune.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

but if you really want power, you get the JCW (John Cooper Works) and then add custom parts.

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

tons of people can;t drive and it's ridiculous. lol

AverageGangMember 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Step 1: Apply 24" chrome rims and giant spoiler. Also, don't forget the giant body kit and spray paint

Step 2: ?

Step 3: Profit.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

giant spoiler

Remember folks, only do this if your car is front wheel drive. Because that's exactly how downforce works :D

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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

Nathan291 1 point 23 months ago

you forgot the type-r sticker... silly

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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.

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Tylerlhooker 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Why 16? You should be able to get your learners permit at 15 and 6 months right?

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

idk what the law is

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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

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Jeff_M 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

thanks for this advice, i'll try to get in contact with them

Jeff_M 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

yeah, i'm not planning on getting a car soon though lol

MannyPCs 1 point 23 months ago
  1. Enjoy Driving while you can

  2. Don't read any of the rules

  3. Floor it 'n Profit

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago
  1. profit

  2. profit

  3. buy a car and drive it

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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

Profit

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

exactly lol. what about a porsche driver tho

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I don't drive though...

ZaCLoNe 1 point 23 months ago

Don't forget to get those whitewall tires put on :P

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

tru tru

jstJOking 1 point 22 months ago

Just go with the flow. Don't overthink and it'll come naturally to you.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

great! nice fidget spinner lol

Lynczus 1 point 22 months ago

So far reading this has been quite entertaining..

Carry on

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syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

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

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syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

will do! lol

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

Why will people get triggered if you drive a nissan?

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

"We're going to build a wall to keep everyone at car meets safe from mustangs"

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syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

so get a trueno or NSX?

tiny_voices 4 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

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.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

oh that sucks, those cars are awesome.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Yeah but thanks to Initial D they are now stupid expensive and impossible to find in the states.

syg101 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

great show, by the way

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

And your BRZ is a 2009?

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tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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.

tomtomj2 9 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

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.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

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.

tomtomj2 9 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Oh

Wouldn't that be considered domestic terrorism by crashing your car into a crowd of people? Unless it was an accident.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

its always an accident from people showing off and now knowing how to handle a RWD car with any real power.