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Old 07-27-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Not who does not have a car but who with physical capacity to do so, does not know how to drive?

And your location?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: singapore
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I do not know how to drive and do not har a driver's licence.

My user name tells you where I am from
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My wife in her mid 30's did not know how to drive a car until she got lessons 2 years ago, she spent most of her life living in Seoul before immigrating. Her mother still living in Seoul has never driven a car.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Most people I know (including me) have a driving license. I only had to drive once during the last two years, though. Without practice driving in Vienna is out of question.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Most people I know know how to drive. The vast majority of people at my school learned when they were 17 and were driving by the end of that school year. I passed when I was 18
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: california
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I was born and grew up here in southern California.
@ 7-8 years old I was starting and warming up our family cars , we had at least 4-5 and often up to 12 different vehicles all running and drivable, many antiques. Hudson Hornet ,22 T model A, 51 ford convertible , and so on.
I drove sitting on my mothers lap @ 7,and by the time I was 11-12 I was driving my dads dump truck amongst all the other vehicles. @ 14, I was driving on my own with out a license and could back a trailer good or better then most adults.
Most every one in California drives , I taught my wife and children to drive and they are very good drivers.
I ride a motorcycle most of the time unless I have to cary lumber or things that require the truck .
I don't particularly like long trips ,but i do enjoy going to town for coffee, and shopping.
4 miles to Starbucks, 10 miles to town 30+ miles to a friends house and 50 miles to the bigger cities.
If you walk around here, it's for excersize .
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Not very common I would say. I'm 19 and passed about a week and a half ago, the majority of people I know start lessons at 17, and pass around 18. I'm in Londonl btw.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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I don't know how to drive and, to be honest, don't want to learn. It's not uncommon here.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Most of the people I know in China don't know how to drive.

I used to be an avid track and circuit racer though; this is the car that's waiting for me back in the states... I miss it quite a bit...



If I end up decided to stay here more than a couple more years I'll ship it out.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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My Nana and Great-Aunts from Ireland never had a license-but they mostly lived near public transit in Dorchester, Boston.

There are people my age I know (27) in South Philly that have never gotten their license-SP is very walkable/urban with tiny streets and great public transit. Others don't seem to get them right away at 17.

What is rare in this country is knowing how to drive manual transmission-I first learned on a stick-shift car and am very glad I did.
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