VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner
1 - 20 of 74 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
2 part post: a story and a aim convo...
story: my gf just got her permit, and likes to drive her friend's car. Friend is 18. PA rules say that a "instructor" for a permit holder needs to be 1)21 years of age, 2)5 years or more driving experience.
I keep telling my girlfriend to stop doing that. She never listens.

conversation:
Gf: so...my friend Bob let me drive to downtown and back last night and he said imi a really good driver
Gf:

mad8vskillz: bad choice, and a dumb one
mad8vskillz: no insurance
mad8vskillz: +
mad8vskillz: not enough experience
mad8vskillz: +
Gf: not realy
mad8vskillz: higway
mad8vskillz: =the lose
mad8vskillz: oh did i mention no license
Gf: u just dont know but i jhave a LOT of experience
Gf: i drove with Clara everyday
mad8vskillz: how many miles have you driven in your life?
Gf: a lot
mad8vskillz: 100000?
mad8vskillz: 1000000?
Gf: Atlantic City and back like 4 times
mad8vskillz: that's experience
mad8vskillz: omg
mad8vskillz: like 400 miles
Gf: and Center City and back
Gf: like 50 times
mad8vskillz: omg like another 200
Gf: around here like 1284685 times
mad8vskillz: riiight...
Gf: i took 10 lessons
Gf: no, really
Gf: i understand u ALWAYS underestimate me
Gf: but give me a chance
Gf: mmmk?
mad8vskillz: lol
Gf: no, seriously
mad8vskillz: SERIOUSLY
mad8vskillz: what you call "EXPERIENCE" doesn't even cover the hours required for the permit period
Gf: whats ur proposition to the issue?
mad8vskillz: drive with a person who it's legal for you to drive with until you get your license
mad8vskillz: then get a license, get insured, get your own car.
Gf: who would be that person?
mad8vskillz: after that, every mile you get is considered experience
mad8vskillz: as per rules:
mad8vskillz: over 21, with more than 5 years of driving experience
mad8vskillz: daytime only
Gf: Bob is
mad8vskillz: and owner of vehicle
Gf: ....
mad8vskillz: also, no passengers can be in the vehicle other than the "instructor"
Gf: GRRRRRRR
mad8vskillz: so since your friend was there...
Gf: u wanna find me that person? cuz ill more than gladly agree
mad8vskillz: your mom.
mad8vskillz: and no that's not an insult
mad8vskillz: that's a person
Gf: HAHA she'll NEVER let me drive
Gf: i tried
mad8vskillz: then instructor until you get 50 hours and make your license
mad8vskillz: driving your friend's cars is not only stupid (i.e. pulled over) but also dangerous
Gf: i took 10 lessons each an hour and a half, thats 15 hours and the rest was with clara
mad8vskillz: and you're 100% more likely to crash someone else's ride than your own
mad8vskillz: read: me+jiraf's lumina+hydrant+dan driving me home
Gf: thats YOU
mad8vskillz: clara doesn't count as an instructor
mad8vskillz: she can barely drive herself
mad8vskillz: LOL
mad8vskillz: "that's you"
mad8vskillz: is what every single person says
mad8vskillz: "it will never happen to me, i'm a great driver"
mad8vskillz: it happens to everyone
mad8vskillz: including me
mad8vskillz: do YOU know anything about panic-braking?
mad8vskillz: do YOU know anything about spin recovery?
Gf: yea I DONT panic
Gf: yea
mad8vskillz: "panic braking" does not involve panicking
Gf: i know
mad8vskillz: it means stopping in the shortest possible distance
Gf: but i would not be in the sittuation
Gf: where i have to stop or die
mad8vskillz: uhuh
mad8vskillz: how about, deer jumps out in front of the car in front of you
Gf: thats YOU
mad8vskillz: and they do a panic brake
mad8vskillz: and then you nail them in the back
mad8vskillz: who's at fault? you because you didn't stop in time
Gf: poor deer
mad8vskillz: and what do you know about skid-recovery?
mad8vskillz: brb
Gf: ok lets not fight over stupid ****
mad8vskillz: who's fighting
mad8vskillz: ?
mad8vskillz: i'm proving a point
Gf: u
Gf: i understand a point
Gf: but i dont need one
mad8vskillz: you're making the same argument as every other person with a permit
 

· Registered
2022 Lexus GX460 | 2010 Lexus LX570 | 1973 IH Scout
Joined
·
15,938 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

After about 10k miles, I think time is a better factor than miles driven.

I have had my license for 6 years and I really don't think I have driven more than 40k miles.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12,062 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

It took me about 3 years of driving to really feel comfortable in ANY situation I could get myself into. By that time I had probably driven about 50k miles. IMHO the only way to get experience is to experience the situation
Mike
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (BltByKrmn)

Quote, originally posted by BltByKrmn »
After about 10k miles, I think time is a better factor than miles driven.

I have had my license for 6 years and I really don't think I have driven more than 40k miles.

personally i think it's miles (since i know a ton of "grocery-getter" moms who have had licenses for decades and drive to the store and back once a week totaling about 3k miles a year and can barely pull out of their driveway without hitting anything)


Modified by mad8vskillz at 5:34 PM 1-7-2004
 

· Registered
Joined
·
795 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (BltByKrmn)

i would say experience doesn't come with miles but, with condititons. you can drive on a open country road in the middle of a desert all your life and as soon as you tread into a city or populated you are no longer experienced.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
4,656 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (BltByKrmn)

Quote, originally posted by BltByKrmn »
After about 10k miles, I think time is a better factor than miles driven.

exactly, its more about logging hours in the car on different roads, conditions and situations than say a straight 15K mile drive on freeway
 

· Registered
2021.5 VW Atlas 4Motion
Joined
·
635 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

Fact is, people under 100k mailes THINK they have experience. That's what makes them dangerous.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
4,889 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

Basically, that's about 1/10th as stupid as all the crap I pulled AFTER I got my license. I'm pretty sure the cop that gave me my first speeding ticket actually nabbed me WHILE I WAS STILL IN THE AIR!
That said, in my opinion, nobody is mature enough to drive until they are 18, at least.
And nobody is a "good" driver until they've driven for....ohh.....200,000 miles, in varying traffic and weather conditions, and have PAID ATTENTION for all 200,000 of those miles. My mom has probably driven a million miles, and she's still totally clueless, because she doesn't pay attention.
Track experience is a plus, but not essential.
I have to say though, your GF is probably right. Even though she doesn't have her license yet, you're probably a bigger risk in a car than she is.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
23,208 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (VWMike81)

She thinks she is Superwoman

She may be a descent driver but she's going about it the wrong way. I don't see experience with mileage. I'd say it'd also have to do with how've you've dealt with situations. I can see people who have driven 100,000miles to church across the street and back, that doesn't mean they are Colin McRae.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (ragingduck)

Quote, originally posted by ragingduck »
Fact is, people under 100k mailes THINK they have experience. That's what makes them dangerous.

i have around a hundred and i still often catch myself making dumb decisions...
 

· Registered
2022 Lexus GX460 | 2010 Lexus LX570 | 1973 IH Scout
Joined
·
15,938 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

That is a good point, I was thinking more along the lines of people getting their license at 16.
I think a lot of people will always be bad drivers no matter how old they are or how far thet drive.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (PineappleMonkey)

Quote, originally posted by PineappleMonkey »
She thinks she is Superwoman

She may be a descent driver but she's going about it the wrong way. I don't see experience with mileage. I'd say it'd also have to do with how've you've dealt with situations. I can see people who have driven 100,000miles to church across the street and back, that doesn't mean they are Colin McRae.

then again, i bet colin has a couple million under his belt
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (Sunil)

Quote, originally posted by Sunil »

I have to say though, your GF is probably right. Even though she doesn't have her license yet, you're probably a bigger risk in a car than she is.


i failed my driver's license test for speeding

to myself yes, to others much less of one. I may one day trash my car against a telephone pole going 80 in the middle of nowhere, but i pay a lot of attention and drive much calmer around other cars and with passengers.


Modified by mad8vskillz at 5:40 PM 1-7-2004
 

· Registered
1995 Audi 90 Sport Quattro, 2018 XC90
Joined
·
2,266 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

Sounds like getting a liscance in PA is a PITA now. I have driven cross country 5 times but I think Highway miles are easy. Tell her to do some laps of Manhattan for her instruction period. Hwy miles to get there and back puls tuff arse city drive'n
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (Mcstiff)

Quote, originally posted by Mcstiff »
Sounds like getting a liscance in PA is a PITA now. I have driven cross country 5 times but I think Highway miles are easy. Tell her to do some laps of Manhattan for her instruction period. Hwy miles to get there and back puls tuff arse city drive'n

heh

i f34r new york. Not because i'm afraid to drive, but because i'm afraid to park
(i'm afraid that the moment i park, someone will A)break my windows and steal my wheels or b) scratch my bumpre parking behind me)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
7,748 Posts
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

It can't be purely determined. Defeintely not by miles alone, anyway. Would imagine someone who goes through the variying traffic conditions of a metropolitan area may hve different expereince then someone' s who's only driven in the countryside, or someone who purely drives unfettered highway miles, versus someone driving in stop and go in the city.
And hell, carrying the mail I may only drive 20 miles a day, but I'm driving for over 3 hrs at a time.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16,844 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Re: How many miles to become an "experienced" driver (mad8vskillz)

Quote, originally posted by mad8vskillz »

Gf: but i would not be in the sittuation
Gf: where i have to stop or die

this was what got me
 
1 - 20 of 74 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top