Aced My Permit Test!

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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Got perfect scores for my permit test, then got a chance to drive. It was terrifying and exciting. And I kept stalling out when coming to a stop. So much to remember about what to do with my hands and feet.....At least I didn't hit anyone or anything.

Steve J.'s Comment
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Congrats

Steve J.'s Comment
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Clutch in brake when stopping shift back to gear when starting dont roll backwards

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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You had to take a road test for a permit? Aie aie aie....here in MA you only take a computer written test for a permit. How are you supposed to know how to drive if you havnt taken classes yet!

Congrats tho! Woot!

Danny F.'s Comment
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Great job!!

Phox's Comment
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You had to take a road test for a permit? Aie aie aie....here in MA you only take a computer written test for a permit. How are you supposed to know how to drive if you havnt taken classes yet!

Congrats tho! Woot!

it sounds like she was "allowed" to drive not required to. pretty much the way it works here in Texas, you can't drive the truck till you have permit and my school won't let you till you do, not even in the yard.

Good job on acing the permit test. now for the hard ones mwuahahaha just kidding... long as you used high road and maybe a few practice tests from elsewhere based on your own state you should be fine.

I have stalled my truck a few times too... it happens... mostly when I forget to put the clutch in when stopping while having the brakes applied. Also one time when I tried to start going from a traffic signal stop in 9th gear instead of 4th because I forgot to put it in low range... those are the times where you feel like you need a martini mixer... shaken... not stirred.. or you start singing along to milkshake (my tractorshake is better than yours damn right it's better than yours, you can teach me how to stop... but i'll still stall)

Just wait till you learn how to start from a hill... that's fun to learn if you don't know how. luckily as someone who rides motorcycles I do... learn the friction zone, love the friction zone. Basically hold brakes then slowly release the clutch a tiny bit till you feel it engage (if you have done a tug test you'll know what it feels like, the engine is trying to move the truck but can't cause you have service brakes applied), don't release too much or you'll stall. It really is easy, just gotta have a gentle touch.

big rule of thumb... don't beat yourself up when you mess something up... it's going to happen, that's why you are there, you're learning.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Frank D.'s Comment
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Congrats on the test, love your King Diamond shirt. I have a Merccyful Fate one. 😁

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Thanks everyone! Yes, I only had to take the written (computerized) test for the permit, but now that I have it I was allowed to start learning how to drive.

Yeah, my trailer shake game is strong. Hahahaha! I understand basically what I have to do. It's just getting the feel for it that I'm having a hard time with. I've never driven a manual transmission before, so I have a steep learning curve at work here.

And thank you! I toured with KD, and was a fan since his Mercyful Fate days. The man is a class act and his shows are amazing.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Congrats MM!

you will do great. It is great to see everyone going through this process.

Stay safe

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Got perfect scores for my permit test, then got a chance to drive. It was terrifying and exciting. And I kept stalling out when coming to a stop. So much to remember about what to do with my hands and feet.....At least I didn't hit anyone or anything.

I told u you git this!!!!!

I've driven 30k miles and I still stall every once in awhile cause I forget the flipper.I've done it since I startEd. When I shift up I'm fine... I put it up automatically.... but going down to six....I could speed up or slow down.. and then forget lol

Be sure to meet me on thw road sometime

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