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Why is it so Important to Learn how to Drive?

Updated on May 9, 2014
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Why Bother?

Learning how to drive was definitely one of the first things on my list, and the most challenging one too. I live in a city that provides us with a remarkable service of the Metro. I had to go for a PI in a college that was at quiet a distance from my place. The fastest and the easiest way to get there was by the Metro. So I reached the nearest Metro station and hopped on to the train that would take me 'near' my destination. The only downside of the Metro is that it does not provide a door to door service. After my first Metro ride, in which I covered a distance of about 50 Km, I immediately came to a decision that I had to learn how to drive and FAST.

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The License Story

I enrolled myself in a driving school. My first day was absolutely horrible and I even managed to get dents on their car but thankfully hey didn't seem to notice or decided to ignore my denty-ness. As time elapsed, I gained more confidence. I could finally drive in the city traffic without causing a chaos on the roads.

And then came the real challenge, the "Reverse" gear. I was instructed to check my surroundings, by looking in the rear and side view mirrors before hitting the race in the reverse gear. It was indeed a nerve whacking experience, but I finally got a hang of it, after days of practice.

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Driving a Necessity

Being unable to drive can greatly restrict your life. There are lots of reasons learning to drive can make your life easier, and you will wonder how you ever got by before you had the extra freedom.

These days lots of jobs require a driving license. Whether it is journalism, sales or corporate training and development, a lot of time you will have to leave the office for some reason or other. With flexible working hours becoming more important than ever, lots of employers prefer to recruit employees that are able to get around easily to visit clients. So, driving can actually open up many job opportunities, as it allows you more flexibility in terms of the kind of job profiles.

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty

Advantages of Learning How to Drive

  • It's a life long skill
  • Gives you the freedom to decide your own schedule since you don't have to depend on others or public transports to get anywhere.
  • First step towards your Independence.
  • It's simply FUN!

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      Shruthi Dessai 4 years ago

      I understand and relate to your article. Awesome Hub!

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