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Old 11-21-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Default Practice Driving

Hello Everyone;
I have my permit to practice driving but I don't know where to go. Does anyone know quiet places to practice during weekends? I live near Shelard Park. Thank you. Ermenegilda
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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When my daughter was learning, we'd go practice in the parking lot of a synagogue in our neighborhood. It was big and deserted on Sundays. (We tried on a Saturday to use the big sprawling parking lot at the US Bank processing center on Shepard Rd., but the guard kicked us out.)

Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Find a football stadium and use the lot.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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I've tried in the praking of general mills and the guard also kicked us out. So, I'll be looking for big parking lots and try not to be kick out. Thanks for helping me out with this, I am very excited and I want my License!!! Hope I can find a place soon... See you
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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When I've taken friends who need to learn, we go to church, high school and college parking lots on the weekends. You could also check out subdivisions with new construction. They are unoccupied and you could just cruise around.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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Since you're in the Shelard Park area I'd cruise up and down the service road on both sides of 394 between Shelard Parkway and Ridgedale drive (on the south side you can stretch that out to Xenia), it should be a fairly low intensity experience and there are some corporate lots up and down that stretch that you can poke into for parking practice.

There really are only two basic rules to driving anyways. 1) Know what's around you, and 2) never surprise anyone.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Thank you to all of you!!!!!!! It is really helpful information.I'll tell you how those places worked!
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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I never got around to getting my license, but I did learn how to drive (am going to do a refresher course and get the license one of these days...). Lakewood Cemetery by Lake Calhoun is a great place for getting started; it's quiet, lots of curving roads, some hills, etc, and as soon as you're feeling comfortable you can get head out of the cemetery and drive around the neighborhoods and then around the lakes. Have you taken any formal behind-the-wheel classes? I'd start with those first. They get you out on the real streets right away.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Best place I ever found was at the state fairgrounds in the offseason.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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I have already been driven in my home country where I have my drivers license. I have no experience here and also no experience w/ automatic cars. Thus, I'd like the idea of starting in quiet places and then increasing the traffic little by little. Thanks for the advices
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