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What habbits have you got while driving?

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    I have two:

    1. I hold the bottom of the of the steering wheel (not when I'm turning, obviously lol)

    2. I always nibble on my lower lip:confused:... I have no idea why lol.:cool:
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    I'm awful... I ride the clutch.
    Oh, and I'm so lazy changing gears - can't do much for the engine. Pulling away in 3rd a lot of the time - oops.
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    I stick my tongue out! Whenever I'm doing anything tricky (and I've only been driving a few weeks, so that's pretty much anything), I can't concentrate unless I stick my tongue out.


    Also, I'm dreadful at knowing what gear I'm in o.O it's fairly common for me to look down, find myself in first gear and not have a clue how I got there.
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    (Original post by Oli-Ol)
    I stick my tongue out! Whenever I'm doing anything tricky (and I've only been driving a few weeks, so that's pretty much anything), I can't concentrate unless I stick my tongue out.


    Also, I'm dreadful at knowing what gear I'm in o.O it's fairly common for me to look down, find myself in first gear and not have a clue how I got there.

    Sometimes I forget what gear I'm in too and I'll have to look down lol..

    I also think my habbit of nibbling my lower lip is to do with concentration. I've only been driving for about 2weeks now so everything is kinda tricky to me too
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    (Original post by Sophie1805)
    I'm awful... I ride the clutch.
    Oh, and I'm so lazy changing gears - can't do much for the engine. Pulling away in 3rd a lot of the time - oops.
    I've only pulled away once in 3rd gear since I've passed my test, it was by accident. I didn't stall but it took me ages to pick up speed lol. I like going through the gears, it's fun!. I would hate to drive an automatic car, they seem so boring.
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    Letting go of the steering wheel when stationary at roundabouts
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    (Original post by GlasgowRangers)
    I've only pulled away once in 3rd gear since I've passed my test, it was by accident. I didn't stall but it took me ages to pick up speed lol. I like going through the gears, it's fun!. I would hate to drive an automatic car, they seem so boring.
    I assume you're a new driver? Lol
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    I ride the clutch ALL the time. Its so bad. Burnt the clutch out on my old car. Oops.
    I hold the bottom of the wheel or drive with one hand. Sometimes i have a drink and occasionally change my music or check my phone :/ dont always stick to the speed limit on motorways/big main roads but im always reallly slow through villages! Cant parallel park anymore either so just try to ram in it. Id defo fail my test if i took it again.

    I also sing very loudly if im alone (or with my boyfriend) and then people look at me if im in a queue...

    Always indicate at roundabouts though! Wooo one good thing
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    I hook to the left and end up in the rough... :awesome:


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    (Original post by Sophie1805)
    I assume you're a new driver? Lol
    Yip
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    My mum has a terrible habbit of dancing in the car...a police-man actually came over to her once and told her off, actually saying 'you could have crashed while you were dancing in your car' she was absolutely mortified
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    I have really bad habits... I go into like "autopilot" when I do the same 40 minute drive to and from college 5 times a week where its like im daydreaming and I dont even notice im driving... one minute im just by my house and the next thing i know im coming on to the ring road in town.

    Normally its not a problem as I drive perfectly fine while im under... and it even speeds up my journey in a way, its just sometimes I dont notice like a car breaking infront of me until the last moment and snap out of it and have to break really sharply... :/
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    Since I fitted the new 4 barrel webber carb to my car, when there's a strech of straight open road I can't help myself putting my foot hard down to the floor.

    The new carb has a throttle pump and secondary jets that open up just before WOT. So, effectively when you press the loud pedal down there's a great extra glug of fuel injected into the inlet manifold. Needless to say, it gives a nice "kick" of power in your back and there's a loud bark from the exhaust.
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    I've been told on a few occasions that I look like Im about to murder someone whilst I'm driving

    I tend to rest my left arm on the gear stick and only use my right hand on the wheel, it's comfier that way

    I also have a habit of daydreaming whilst driving. Its weird because I still make the journey safely but its a habit I need to get out of
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    Road rage. When people pull out in front of me and don't put their foot down I shout at them.
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    I find myself always turning the steering wheel especially in roundabouts
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    (Original post by tobeamedic)
    I find myself always turning the steering wheel especially in roundabouts
    Good idea actually :holmes: I tend to just go over the top of them, wrecking my tyres tbh, I may try your way.
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    i do a full lock using the heel of my hand, - noticed it last night whilst learning to do a three point turn.

    Ive had 7 hours worth of lessons and thats it.

    Its a habit ive picked up from being a passenger in a car with my mate for years
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    (Original post by JC.)
    The new carb has a throttle pump and secondary jets that open up just before WOT. So, effectively when you press the loud pedal down there's a great extra glug of fuel injected into the inlet manifold. Needless to say, it gives a nice "kick" of power in your back and there's a loud bark from the exhaust.
    You know 99.9% of people on this forum have no idea what that means! Also why not a set of ITB`s such as the jenvey`s? these fit into the dcoe flange.
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    (Original post by Jwp14)
    I have really bad habits... I go into like "autopilot" when I do the same 40 minute drive to and from college 5 times a week where its like im daydreaming and I dont even notice im driving... one minute im just by my house and the next thing i know im coming on to the ring road in town.

    Normally its not a problem as I drive perfectly fine while im under... and it even speeds up my journey in a way, its just sometimes I dont notice like a car breaking infront of me until the last moment and snap out of it and have to break really sharply... :/
    I do this a lot too. It's quite concerning

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