Sunday, February 22, 2015

Throwback Sunday: My First Experiences With Driving

Although I'm not even 16 years old yet, my experience with driving goes way back. I recently found this picture of me in a John Deere car that my grandmother bought for me from Toys "R" Us. I'm not sure how old I was, but I want to say that I was about 4 years old. I used to drive it on my grandparent's palm tree nursery. Those were the days...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Driving In A Truck

Today, I tried driving in a Toyota Tundra. Engine-wise, this was a big step up from a 2004 Toyota Corolla. It was a bit different. Just tapping the gas pedal makes it go up to 10 mph. A Tundra makes going up a steep hill look like child's play. Also, there is no hand brake. The emergency brake is down by the pedals. You're up much higher, which gives you a better view of the road. The only other difference I found was the PRNDL switcher was near the dashboard instead of where a hand brake would be. Anyways, those are my first impressions of driving in a truck.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

DMV Now App

Here's a useful app if you're planning a trip to the DMV anytime soon. It's called the DMV Now app. It lets you take sample written tests, DMV driving videos, and find DMVs near you. Be sure to check it out. It's free and available from the Apple App Store [Direct Link] and the Google Play Store [Direct Link]. Please note that these links are for the California app and features may vary depending on your location.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Driving Through A Drive-Thru

If you live anywhere close to where I live, there are many drive-thru restaurants in your area. These are a bit different than normal driving. There are new factors thrown into the mix. Whether it's a bank or a Starbucks, they all have the same simple concept: driving closely to a speaker and microphone, not taking too much time in the drive-thru, and talking to someone. And of course, who could forget the occasional 90° turn. Personally, it's not that hard to pick up, but you do have to make sure you know how to get close to the microphone and speaker box. Anyways, that's my story. Until next time...