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Motors Driving

Discussion in 'General' started by Miffers, 2 Mar 2010.

  1. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    Passed my driving test today :D 3 minors first time :rock:
     
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  2. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    please mind the sidewalks




    good luck/be safe and try not to get into any accidents
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Congrats! Now enjoy getting stuck behind all the old biffers that live in Eastbourne. :p

    Srsly though, be careful out there, it's very easy to get carried away by not having an instructor spoiling all the fun. :D
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    congrats on learning how to drive like a government lemon, now you get to learn for real.

    srsly though, its a real trial by fire on your own.
     
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  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Congrats - don't end up crashing into a tree like most.... take it easy.

    I'm still learning every time I drive and I passed 6 years ago. :)
     
  6. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    yep, the real learning curve is very long. Unfortunately however it depends on your potential. There are people who stopped learning right after they (somehow) passed the exam. I hope for the sake of everyone in the UK that you are not one of them :)
     
  7. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    Congrats mate.

    Keep safe out there!
     
  8. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    Congrats. Now bend over for your first insurance premium ;)
     
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  9. wst

    wst Minimodder

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    No sidewalks for a few thousand miles, he should be ok ;)

    Real driving is much more fluid and random, enjoy learning!
     
  10. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    Aaha Cheers Guys :D Been looking for quotes I've got a 1985 mini nice little car. Best quote so far is Your Quote:£1241.00 from Aviva :D Worst.. Direct Line £2301.
     
  11. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Congrats.
    Look at doing the pass plus to get cheaper insurance & more experience. Also consider joining the IAM & joining the local group.
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    From what I found pass plus doesn't really give you that much of a discount. Certainly not enough to cover the extra costs.
     
  13. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    My brother did pass plus once he passed his test & saved about 30% on his insurance.
    Maybe he was lucky
     
  14. Matticus

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    Congrats. From what I have heard the passplus doesn't pay for itself. But I would probably have taken it myself if my instructor had done it and my money hadn't dried up.

    Would be a nice boost to your confidence and experience right away. Though in some people it could make them very complacent about their ability on motorways, at night etc. I think being a little bit scared helps you to pay attention and learn better.
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I learnt over winter and covered everything (and more, in fact) except motorway driving, I had a "lesson" on motorway driving on the way back home from my test.

    YMMV I suppose, but the maximum saving I was quoted was about £100, on an £1800 policy.
     
  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Those insurance quote's are insane !! I'm so glad I passed my test about 38 year's ago I get pissed if I'm quoted more than £200 for full comp.
    But well done for passing all you need now is to build up your no claims.
     
  17. Matticus

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    I learnt over the winter as well, and was fortunate enough to have a lesson in the snow. I think that single lesson gave me 10 times more experience in car control than any normal lesson could ever do. A lot of my friends, who learnt in the summer were just completely at a loss when all the snow came down this year.

    £100 on £1800 seems hardly worth it. I bet it wouldn't even be £50 cheaper when you insure the year after either.

    A minor stroke of thread derailment, so I will say congrats again. Congrats! :hehe:
     
  18. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Congrats!

    Just remember: You still don't know how to drive properly. The license only enable you to practice on your own.




    Drive carefully! :)
     
  19. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Pass plus might not pay for itself in a single year but you are going to be buying more than one years insurance right?

    I forget the exact figure but something like 70% of drivers make a claim in their first year of driving, that's why your premium is so high so be careful out there.

    Moriquendi
     
  20. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    From where I've been quoted the pass plus doesn't pay for itself. However.. the motorway driving is something I will need to be doing shortly. I may ask my dad to come with me on a journey but I can't imagine him keeping calm.
     

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