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Olga
Can you drive? How would you describe your driving style? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

These days I don't drive very often, just do it from time to time. I'm quite a careful driver, I follow the rules (in 99% of cases) but I hate to drive being alone. The presence of anyone else - my husband, my dad, a friend or even my one-year-old daughter who's definitely not a helper:) - makes me feel much more confident and relaxed. Every time I 'm going to a new destination, I double-check maps first and sometimes even print them out and take them with me. I can't use a GPS properly - I can never match what it says with what I see around me on the roads. Maybe it's also because I drive a manual transmission car and have to concentrate on extra things. I really like it though.


How about you? What do you like and hate about driving (except traffic jams:) )? What are your strengths and weaknesses, in this context?

I'm curious to hear about your experience and will be glad to learn some new vocabulary.

Apr 19, 2019 1:49 PM
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@ Olga
I usually check three things in driver's profile: class of their car, maximum amount of people that can travel in the backseat, and reviews. 

I don't travel in old cars, in the cars where smoke is allowed, or if there may be three people in the back, or if I don't like the driver in their photo. 

Usually, there are other passengers. But I never worry if I am alone. Sometimes I don't like the style of driving, but you never know it unless you start traveling. This is the risky part of this service, unfortunately. 
April 20, 2019

Thanks Olga started this discussion. I think we could learn some new words and expressions. Thank the comments. I like driving but if car does not neccessary I choose public transport or walking or a bike. I passed my driving license when I was 17 years old. It is the earliest age when you can acquire the license according the law in my country. I prefer to drive in high-ways. Driving in big cities can be horrible. 

Anyway you can watch English learning videos on youtube connected to driving.

April 20, 2019
I was so exciting on the first days holding steering wheel but now i dont want to drive car because there are many uncomfortable matters such as parking place, many traffic signs, rule...so i'd prefer riding motorcycle i can go flat out without much troubles. 
April 20, 2019
I got a driving license 27 years ago, but haven't been driving since that time. I was afraid to do harm to pedestrians and to get into an accident.

Now I am more confident that I can drive well, but prefer to spend my money on travelling or beautiful clothes rather than on buying a car. Besides, it takes 1 hour to get from one end of my town to another, so it's definitely no need to own a car here. 

As I am always late to work in the morning I call a taxi, and use BlaBlaCar servicewhen have to get to another city. 
April 19, 2019
I know how to drive manual but I don't drive at all. I use uber or careem. Are these services available in your country?
April 19, 2019
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Olga
Language Skills
English, German, Italian, Russian
Learning Language
English