You don't drive by yourself when you have a permit. You are permitted to sit behind the steering wheel. Read your training manual. It is printed right there. It scares me to think you are driving on the road alone on a permit and not realize that you are not insured.
You just got your permit...meaning you just...
Best answer: You don't drive by yourself when you have a permit. You are permitted to sit behind the steering wheel. Read your training manual. It is printed right there. It scares me to think you are driving on the road alone on a permit and not realize that you are not insured.
You just got your permit...meaning you just learned how to balance on a 2 wheel bicycle. You need lots of practice before you can ride to the store a mile away and get some milk and ride it back.
. Permit is no different. You passed the written exam meaning you know what the signs mean and which side of the road you are suppose to be on.
. Now you need that exposure...by actually doing it. This is WHY a person with a valid D.L. sits in the passenger seat every time you want to practice driving. Your experienced passenger KNOWS all about driving(they can see, breath, chew gum,think, pick their nose all at the same time) You have not learned that yet. Just knowing all the controls on the car, or getting the feel of how big the car is around you>it is like a bulky overcoat< and you want to be able to park it without taking out the car on the left side or the right side or front and rear. You want to be able to position the car on the road - not riding on the center line nor riding in the bicycle lane. You want to be in the center of the road. This is what the practice is all about. Getting a feel of the size...and how it corners and how it stops. Stopping is VERY important otherwise you kill people or yourself.
. Chances are very good your grandparents have their Valid driving Licenses so one of them can ride with you in the front seat. THAT IS WHERE THEY HAVE TO BE for your PERMIT to be LEGAL, so insurance is also valid. They are in a position where they could grab the steering wheel out of your hands (should an EMERGENCY SITUATION ARISE) and take control of the car steering it out of the way of the situation. Your feet control the gas and the brake so when they yell "BRAKE!!..hard Gracie you do that.... or give it gas - you do that. They will steer it out of harms way.
BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE AN INTEREST IN DYING....that is understandable.
Then when the incident has passed by you get the steering wheel again and continue to drive. Can take as long as 10 seconds. Then it is over. You learned what NOT TO DO, and HOW TO GET OUT OF IT by watching Grampa hold the wheel and steer.
Closing your eyes or honking the horn does not apply the brakes.(never has & never will)
That is a pedal on the floor that YOU have control over. When he says STOMP HE MEANS STOMP. Nothing will break...but you will stop.
I am not saying something WILL happen while practicing, "but it could"
>>>While I was practicing on my permit, it was in the winter and on snowy roads going to the ski hill. Going around one corner and the car fishtailed on the icy road into the snowbank. Took 3 seconds. I was not going fast but plowed into the soft snow. Actually faster than my dad could react. So we pushed the car out of the bank and continued up to the ski hill. I drove all the way. It did not happen again, but I was prepared for round 2 so it would not happen...by white-knuckle driving. It was a one time event, but I remember it. I have learned how to read the road and know the feel of traction(or no traction) on the tires. That was 35+ years ago...I never will forget it. You learn by experience.
You may not have any experience like that but maybe something different. You have to know what to do next to maintain control. That ONLY comes with driving experience. The more experience you get the less fear you got because you KNOW what to do to stay in full control.
If you are driving alone ON A PERMIT and a COP catches you. You lose the permit, you are charged with driving with no valid insurance as you do not have a Person with a valid DL riding shotgun with you, and at times they have either had the courts push up the age for your getting a license to the age of 21 or have taken away the car.
It is a serious OFFENSE. If you crash into somebody, then you are FINANCIALLY RUINED.
Do I fear monger? YES.
Is it in the Driving Training Manual? YES. There the penalty is spelled out ...so it is written. You are screwed. No lawyer can save you.
You definitely do not want to go there.
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