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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2010, 11:33:36 PM »
^ang tapang mo sis!  ;)
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2010, 11:17:50 PM »
Ako rin kabado mag drive till now. Natapos ko na't lahat ang driving lessons ko, hindi pa rin ako confident to drive alone. Pero marami naman ako natutuhan when I enrolled sa driving school. Yung pag liko lang talaga sobrang palpak ko, then its not my habit talaga na tumingin sa mirror. Minsan din, nung pag liko ko, naisampa ko yung gulong sa gutter.Sabi pa ni hubby, ang bagal ko daw mag drive, sabi ko, better safe than sorry noh. Sana I'll get to practice kahit sa mga side streets lang before I take my professional license.
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2010, 05:09:28 PM »
tama si Ms. G. Practice lang.

After completing my lessons from the driving school, I I practiced my hanging, reverse and parallel parking and maneuvering driving alone in the early mornings when there are less cars.  I did this everyday for about an hour each for 2 weeks, I think.

Then before I knew it marunong na ako and ready for the highway.  I drive to work with my hubby and I'm glad to say that now, pwede na akong makipag-gitgitan sa mga bus.

Whenever I bring my car to work, I get off early so I can practice my parking in the parking lot at Podium.

@rics: ang trick sa pag-turn ay visualization and you can get that through practice. Basta whenever you turn make sure you are in lower gear so that you have control of the wheel.

it is also very important to look at the mirrors, both side and rear, frequently. Ang turo sa kin sa HSDC, every 10 secs, glance lang then eyes back on the road. so that you would anticipate the vehicles coming by.

i also believe that hindi rin safe ang masyadong mabagal. You become a road hazard pag wala ka sa tamang lane and mabagal ka. Safe ka if you have 1 car length in between you and the car in front of you pag EDSA traffic or busy street. or learn the 4-sec rule (ask your driving instructor regartint this.) Speed up and maintain a safe distance.

Hope this helps. :)


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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2010, 11:43:54 AM »
i overcome it through mind setting, knowledge of the wheels and a little practice..

iniisip ko lang ,in case of accidents andyan ang insurance and karamihan ng driver takot din namang mamatay..karamihan ng driver ayaw rin namang maabala at makabangga.. so more or less MAGPPRENO RIN SILA SAYO hehe.. but then palagi pa ring ingat kasi sobrang malas na lang kung makatyempo rin ng BAGUHANG DRIVER din or driver na talagang may suicidal intent hehe.. and watch the brake lang pag maraming tao sa paligid..alert on the brake always..kasi pag tao nabangga, yun ang pinakamalaking problema.. so laging ingat lang talaga. esp sa mga daan na alam kong maraming pasaway na biglang tumatawid sa daan.

though bata pa ako talagang malakas na talaga loob ko sa kalye, 12 yrs old nag momotor nako.. and hindi ako yung tipong nagpapaturo sa secluded area. gusto ko sa street na mismo. mas madaling matuto pag nasa kalsada na talaga.. andun kasi yung kailangang matutunan.
pero before kasi ako humawak, itinatanong ko muna lahat lahat about sa pagpapaandar.lahat ng do's and donts. habang sakay ako panay nako tanong nyan ng what to do in case ganito ganyan,, in case may humps, overtaking, liko ..etc.. hindi ko pa actual na hawak ang manibela pero iniimagine ko na ako ang nagpapaandar at ano ang mga ginagawa.. then pag pakiramdam ko kaya ko na, go na ko actual.. dati nga may kaba ako sa pag overtake or yung pag change ng lane..lumakas loob ko nung minsan magcommute ako at sa tabi ako ng driver, nakita ko kung pano sya kareckless magpalipat lipat ng lanes..puro busina na lang ang malilit na car hehe..nakita ko technique nya.. following day, kaya ko na ring mag change lane.. nagulat na lang si hubby hehe.. iniisip ko lang, kung kaya nila, malamang kaya ko rin yun so masubukan nga hehe..
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2010, 06:22:09 PM »
^haha, naisip ko din yun. isipin mo na lang, may preno naman eh! kaya lang yung iba, lalo na taxi drivers ang ma-maldita sa kalye!

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2010, 12:38:57 PM »
^ ay sis, gaya ng laging sinasabi ng tita ko sa driver nya, kung makikipaggitgitan ka,dapat dun sa mas mamahalin ang sasakyan kesa sa sasakyan natin..kasi kung papatulan mo yang taxi lalo na mga jeep, talo tayo dyan, kakamutan lang tayo ng ulo nyan at walng mga pambayad yan hehe.. dating taxi driver kasi ang driver nya at medyo mainitin ulo at pag ginitgit sya, talagang lumalaban hehe..

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2010, 11:59:40 AM »
This is one of the fears that I really have to overcome just like everyone else here. I will try my best to learn this summer talaga
   
I have the very same feeling sis! Ako kase combination of katamaran and having unsupportive husband, he is always there offering to bring me to wherever i like to go, he also drives our kid to and from the school, he isn't complaining naman, i am a sahm so i don't feel the need to drive anymore. When i was in elem,highschool,college hatid sundo ako ng family driver, when i started working in our biz super lapit lang at home, again me driver pa din, but somehow this is one thing that I like to be able to conquer, yung fear at yung incapacitated ako to go out alone. This is one insecurity of mine.
I have my license already few months ago, I have tried to fetch my kid at school, pero konting drive lang, approx sm.sta.mesa to newmanila away lang yung school, pagod na pagod na ako paguwi, at nagiinit pa ulo ko, at nakakadagdag pa yung kakaturo ng inflexible husband ko sa akin, I get irritated easily listening to orders from him. I told him to not insist his manner/style of driving on me because I am a newbie and not a pro like him. Kakairita diba? At masyado sya OA na mabangga ako o magasgas, at mabilis daw, masyado kase syang maingat sa vehicles (kaya lagi sya of service na sya na maghahatid sa akin and all, wala syang tiwala sa akin kase burara ako and careless), which irritates me the most, because material things mahal o mura, dont matter to me that much, kesihoda magasgas o mabangga, eh di ipagawa.
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2010, 12:17:55 PM »
^Sis, I really decided I'll enrol instead of having my hubby teach me. He taught me years back nag away nga lang kami hahaha. Now I have to take the first move, mag enroll na. Pumayag na si hubby na magdrive ako pero until now parang ako talaga ang prob, ayaw ko pa din mag enrol hahaha. Will really put my foot down and enrol na next week,pasukan na ulit and tag ulan pa. :(

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2010, 12:23:16 PM »
ako nga napapaisip mag enrol na naman! 2x na kaya ako nag enroll... marunong naman na ako...takot lang talaga kasi nadisgrasya ako noon after nung 1st enrollment ko....

siguro after 3yrs, nag enroll ulit ako, 2nd time... pero after ko matapos yun, di pa rin ako humawak ng manibela for a dreive... andun pa rin yung takot. :(

ngayon, atras abante lang ako sa garage once a week, no choice... need na pandarin ang car e habang wala si hubby.
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2010, 12:29:46 PM »
^go na sis!

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2010, 03:05:51 PM »
Frenzied: hehe bakit kamo ikaw ang problem? tinatamad ka? (parang ako hehe)
I enrolled in driving about 10 years ago? hehe pero wala talaga practice, hirap pa kase i was driving na our innova which i think bagay na bagay sa akin, but then my hubby sold it, all that's left puro malalaki, parang mas hirap ako, and another thing pag park at paglabas pa lang sa garage namin pahirapan na kase yung slot namin pakaliwa, ang kitid pa! hehe dami ko naman reklamo.

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2010, 03:12:23 PM »
^^^ sis ganyan daw talaga ang pakiramdam pag nakaexperience ng accident. nattrauma. pero you need to overcome it.. kaya mo yan sis.. try mo siguro sis isipin lahat ng inconveniences mo sa hindi pagddrive at lahat ng comforts pag nagddrive ka.. determination..alam ko mahirap talaga pero kaya yan sis.. charge to experience na lang yung nangyaring hindi maganda noon..

a friend of mine, nakabangga sya ng tao, though mild lang, pero nagbayad pa rin sya for therapy and others.. siguro around 8 months syang ayaw mag drive..natatakot daw sya.. then buti lumakas ulit loob..kasi no choice na raw..hirap na raw sya magtaxi at hindi naman laging available ang kuya nya para hatid sundo sya.. ginawa nya nun, nagpractice ulit sya. 2 weeks syang nagddrive na kasama si kuya nya.. ngayon, ok  na ulit.. dapat daw palang ginawa nya hindi nya dapat pinatagal yung pagstop pag drive mas mahihirapan daw makabawi ng trauma..kelangan daw after a week, drive ka na ulit..kahit paunti unti lang at least makasanayan na ulit ang manibela..

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2010, 05:34:58 PM »
ako naman, hindi tao nabangga ko, nabangga ako ng passenger jeep!! e kaso kasama ko yung anak ko nun, at yung side nya ang nabangga.

nagtataka din ako, antagal na nun e... at nung 2nd enrollment ko, naaamaze pa sakin yung instructor kasi marunong naman daw ako, mabagal lang sa intersections.

pero after nung 2nd lesson ko, di na ako humawak na naman, nerbyos pa rin... nung lesson naman, malakas loob ko. :(
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« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2010, 05:48:16 PM »
^ ay sis, gaya ng laging sinasabi ng tita ko sa driver nya, kung makikipaggitgitan ka,dapat dun sa mas mamahalin ang sasakyan kesa sa sasakyan natin..kasi kung papatulan mo yang taxi lalo na mga jeep, talo tayo dyan, kakamutan lang tayo ng ulo nyan at walng mga pambayad yan hehe.. dating taxi driver kasi ang driver nya at medyo mainitin ulo at pag ginitgit sya, talagang lumalaban hehe..

eh di lalo naman mga naka motorbike! ;D ni isang kusing walang ibabayad sayo (at least taxi & jeepney drivers may sure income). ang ayoko sa mga motorbike na yan, bigla biglang sumusulpot, as in wala ka ng time mag anticipate! annoying.

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2010, 01:15:14 PM »
^^ sis juicy i understand you more now.. whew! iba talaga pag anak na pinag usapan. extra behave ako talaga pag sakay ko baby ko. alam ko lang ang word na takot pag involved na ang anak ko. :-) pero gaya rin ng lagi kong iniisip, kahit gaano tayo kaingat, still hindi yun assurance na hindi tayo madidisgrasya, kasi wala naman tayong control sa ibang mga kasabay nating drivers/cars.. pray lang ako lagi before hitting the road.. gaya ng unang post ko, malamang lahat ng kasabay ko naman sa daan e lahat din nag iingat hehe..basta  sis kaya mo yan.. fight! fight! fight! :-))

^ yang mga pasaway na motor na yan!!! parang mga kabuteng bigla bigla na lang sumusulpot! sabi nga ng isang friend ko, pag naging presidente daw sya ng pilipinas, ipagbabawal nya ang mga motor kasi hazard sa daan hehe..

re sa mga hubby, si hubby ko ganun din nung una, ang tigas daw ng ulo ko..kasi syempre pag una pa lang di pa natin tantya ang manibela.. dami nyang side comments..kesyo nakukuha ko na daw yung kabilang lane pagliko, nag oovertake ako kahit alanganin and others.. nung nainis na talaga ako, sabi ko sa kanya, kako pwede ba tama na..isipin mo nga kako kung ilang beses ka nang nahuli at ako kung meron na man lang.. hehe..importante kako hindi tayo nababangga o nakakabangga.. tumahimik na hehe.. kasi sya 4x na yata nahuli ng mmda.. e ako hindi pa natytyempuhan hehe..

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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2010, 05:50:06 AM »
babymom20 ^yay sis yan din ang nag ni hubby ko, pag kaliwa ko daw or kanan, kinakain ko yung lane nung kabila, oh eh nung sinubukan ko mag adjust the next time sa takot na makain ko na naman yun other lane, eh di sumampa naman sa gutter yung gulong nya ahahaha freak out naman sya baka masira daw ang mags o pumutok ang gulong hehe

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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2010, 10:40:23 AM »
Practice. That's it! As the saying goes: Practice makes perfect. You'll be more confident driving alone if you keep practicing. ;)
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2010, 05:07:43 PM »
Same din. practice lang din at madaming lakas ng loob. after 4 months of driving from mandaluyong to pasig (house-work-house), nakaya ko na magdrive to/from Pansol via Slex just last Saturday lang. I felt really good after that. That was my first long drive experience.

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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2010, 04:03:39 PM »
^good for you sis, ang galing mo naman. :)
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Re: How did you overcome fear of driving?
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2010, 01:25:11 PM »
ako naman first time driver.. and never pa ko nag enroll sa mga driving school.. yung cousin ko lang nagtuturo sakin. kase automatic lang naman yung car namin..

 sobrang natatakot pa rin ako lumabas sa main road.. gusto ko lagi sa mga subdivisions para wala gaano sasakyan.. iniisip ko kase baka magasgasan. eh kakabili pa lang.. wala pang 1mos. yung kotse.
 
feeling ko kase malapit na ako sa gutter pero di naman pala..
hay ang hirap mag drive.. parang di na yata ako matututo..  :'( :'(


 

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