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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    i got my first car today

    its a honda accord....nuthing fancylol
    it needs plates and insurance i guess
    the worst part is i need my license!!
    i just got my permit right now
    hey if anyone out there has taken the behind-the-wheel-test recently....
    could u help me out on what to do or expect
    by the way ive had like 6 hours driving....and i feel pretty strong bout my driving skills......u think thats enough?
    rise with the fallen

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    The California DMV recommends 52 hours between the day you get your permit and the day you take the test.

    You say you feel strong about your driving skills, but the test isn't on driving skills. It's on safety. Defensive driving, proper maneuvers and interactions with the other drivers, etc. I just completed my last behind the wheel instruction today, I take my test in December. I have gotten a lot better in the last few months but I still think I need a lot more practice. Can't wait to take the test though, but I won't have a car for a while.

    Congrats though
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. KyLeader7's Avatar
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    And you do need more hours that that man. I drove upwards of 60hours before my liscense test. Theres a lot of different roads out there and its your responsibility to know what to do when driving on them.
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    more practice huh?
    will do
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. streetdemon's Avatar
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    Biggest things you should remember:
    1. Before you even start the car make sure to ask the instructor if their seatbelt is on.
    2. When parallell parking remember to signal in AND out of the spot (many are very relieved to have parked properly that they forget to signal when leaving the spot.
    3. The speed limit is just that when taking the test, a LIMIT. There is no 5 mph leniency. I did 12-13 when I was on the 15 mph road.
    4. At stop signs, come to a complete stop and THEN, look left, lok right, then left again, then proceed.

    As stated before it's not about how GOOD you are at driving but how SAFE. Obviously if you are complete incompetent behind the wheel you won't pass, but even great drivers can fail for not following the rules.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Dang, 6 hours? I put about 6 hours in a day lol.
    My truck sees more air than yours!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCOVERBOARD
    Dang, 6 hours? I put about 6 hours in a day lol.
    I was about to say, i've done 6 hours in the past 4 days
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    I'm almost there too. I get my permit in September, and then I take the behind the wheel course. I got a 94 honda accord ex. Hoping to have a lexus is300 by the time I get my License
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    ima try and get some more driving hours at least 50....thats what im thinking
    means ima have to cage my t-maxx and Savy for a while....
    rise with the fallen

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