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Postby SpursFan » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:37 pm

I've read on many dyspraxia websites that people with dyspraxia often have problems driving. Does anyone here drive?

I'm 22 and still haven't had the courage to take lessons (I'm delaying it til next year). If my lessons go badly, which they probably will, then I might have to try an automatic.


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Postby benjnottingham » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:11 pm

Hi Matt,
I've got an freind who as got dyspraxia and she can drive.
She past her driving test and drives to work in her car.
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Postby Hermionefan5 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:10 pm

I drive. I did not get my liscence till i was almost 18. We get them when we are 16 in the US, but I was a little scared and I needed more practice. I didn't pass the first time, but -no worries I passed the second time!! :D

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Postby SpursFan » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:13 pm

Am I right in saying that they have mainly automatics in America??


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Postby madame_tigre » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:20 pm

I'm 17 and I'm indecisive on whether I want driving lessons. One part of me really wants to give it a go, but another part thinks I can do without it, it's a bit like angel and devil, but I'm not sure which thought is the angel's and which is the devil's!
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Postby SpursFan » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:28 pm

One part of me really wants to give it a go, but another part thinks I can do without it


I'm the same. I realise, however, that I will need to drive when I get a job so I'll have to have lessons at some point in the future. :huh:


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Postby slinky_malinki » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:09 pm

I'm not allowed to drive. The psychologist and occupational therapist both say that my dyspraxia is too severe.
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Postby SpursFan » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:08 pm

I'm not allowed to drive. The psychologist and occupational therapist both say that my dyspraxia is too severe


I find this worrying as my dyspraxia is probably at least moderate. I suppose I'll have to give driving a go though, otherwise I'll find life very tough without a car. :huh:


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Postby Hermionefan5 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:51 am

Yeah there are a lot of automatics in America.
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Postby benjnottingham » Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:00 pm

I was told I could drive,
But I can only drive automatic cars and if I decied to have lessons it would had to be in automatic car.
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Postby k9ruby » Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:08 pm

I dont have to worry about driving just yet.. Mum doesn't have much hope as when i was at legoland in the cars i caused many crashes and mini gridlocks!!!!! She hopes this isn't a taster of things to come! :lol:
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Postby Hermionefan5 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:32 pm

Are automatics better for dyspraxics? Just wondering.
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Postby SpursFan » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:48 pm

Are automatics better for dyspraxics? Just wondering.



I think they'd be much easier as you'll only have to worry about accelerating and steering. Unfortunately we don't have that many automatics in the uk. :(


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Postby Ruth » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:06 am

hi

Took me AGES to learn to drive. Passed 5th time!!! I'm a careful and cautious driver and have fewer prangs than my 'ordinary' friends.

I had 2 driving instructors, we moved while I was learning to drive. They were both really kind and patient.

I LOVE my independance and freedom. :D I was determinded to get there, the longer it took the more determinded I became. :(

I now co-incidentally drive an automatic and it is fantastic! SSooooo much easier to cope with.I think automatics are fab and , I'd be happy if I never had to drive a manual again!


Good luck with it!

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Postby Philip » Mon May 30, 2005 9:18 pm

I am unsure whether I want to drive - some people driving puts me off


I will not feel confident behind the wheel
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