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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Stephen_Vn_Exec, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Stephen_Vn_Exec

    Stephen_Vn_Exec New Member

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    Hi,
    I am currently on my L plates, doing automatic licence. I plan to finish my 2 years on auto, but, eventually I wanna go do manual. I told myself I would do auto for 2 years first, that way I can get familiar with the roads, and road rules before I worry about controlling gears.

    How do I go about going from Auto to Manual licence when the time comes? Especially, when I have an auto car, no manual. Eventually I plan to get a manual, thats why im asking

    Thanks,
     
  2. Sabby

    Sabby MSABBY

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    if you get an auto liscnece you must drive an auto.
    im pretty sure u can start driving a manual once you are off your P's
     
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    just go for your manual licence straight away, you can always do a few months in an auto to get used to driving on the road and then move to learning in the manual. The whole point of the "L" plates is so you can learn how to drive and be safe on the road, there is absolutely no point getting your auto licence and then going back and doing it all again to get your manual licence, unless you like wasting time and money.
     
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    hakhawk smooth moderator

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    i know in vic, once you get off your ps, your licence becomes completely open, can drive auto and manual. dont have to do any other tests, etc, just drive it. not sure if wa is the same though. id either ask your driving instructor(if your parents arent doing it) or ring the wa transport department and ask them.
     
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    wayvr R.I.P AAA-99P

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    in snw on your red p;s you can only drive auto or manual .. depends what you go for and once you are on your greens you can driv anything
     
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    Tassie is different. If you get an Auto licence, you stay on that regardless if you get your open licence or not.

    To go for your manual 'P's, if you already have an auto licence, it's my understanding that you only have to display 'L' plates when driving a manual, do your 50 hours, and then sit the driven test.

    You don't have to apply for another learners permit.
     
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    The Darkness Junk Yard Dog

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    dont worry about those who say jus tgo for you manuals. i am doing the same thing. although im probly the one in a million who prefers to drive an auto:p
     
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    MMM autos :D Built for lazy men and women :D *drives an auto cause he hates the old Tarago which is manual* :p

    haha And yeah, who said that on NSW you can drive either on your Green P's is right if that helps :p

    Hmm... as far as cars go, what do you guys think... people should have to learn to drive a manual just in case they ever end up using one for a weekend or whatever in my opinion... got thoughts? :p
    /end hijack :p
     
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    DANNY8 Yo Coooornflake!

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    Yeah go manual straight away....it aint hard after a little bit of practice. I think the worst thing for most people is stopping and going....but just practice on a back street or out of town on a back road until u get the hang of it. :thumbsup:
     
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    i have my auto's, here in qld on ur l's u can drive either, but if u go for ur auto when u go for ur p's than u can only drive auto, but if u go man than u and u pass u can drive both, i got my auto's altho i can drive man i faild 2 times on man test but not coz of how i drove but coz i app didnt observe properly so i ended up going auto an got it 1st go. altho now i want my man lic, id do regret it now coz its gunna cost more then wot it would have, but its it choice an only u can decide
     
  11. azkwazere

    azkwazere Ahhh Yes, Ahhh Yes....

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    man... manuals are piss easy...

    got my manual p's first time and haven't looked back.

    get used to roads on L for a couple of months and then jump inot a manual and get going, its really not hard. I used ot be so **** with take off but once oyu learn a clutches pattern it easy!

    PLUS! manuals are faster, cooler, drop better skids and gives your left foot somehting to do!

    GO MANUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    aZk.
     
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    yeh u cant do that in WA once u get ur auto licence ur stuck wid it til u convert it to manual...mate just get ur manual licence...in the end ur guna get manual anyway so why not just get it now and then ull have more time to pratice.

    and mate thats the whole purpose of the l plates...to learn how to drive and its the period in which those plates excuse u from making driving mistakes....well technical ones anyway.

    just go for it and be confident about it....if ur not confident about driving a manual (which it sounds like you are) then best thing to do is practice...and practice makes perfect...mmm few too many years of school coming through there lol :thumbsup:

    go for it bud! :thumbsup:
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    in wat state is there a separate licence for auto transmissions? ive never heard of it.
     
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    in WA mate
     
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    albert5268 Texas Hacksaw Massacre

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    just WA and Tassie?
     
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    yeh wtf is this talk off different lisence i have my p's and i drive both
     
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    Yeah I don't think we have it in SA yet.

    I got mine in an auto and my car is a manual. :thumbsup:
     
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    yeah i passed in auto then jumped into manual and could drive fine wityhin a day or 2 and iv been stopped in manual cars by cops and had no problems
     
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    albert5268 Texas Hacksaw Massacre

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    yeah its definitely not a rule in SA. apparently it used to be when autos started becoming more common but they got rid of it years ago.
     
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    in queensland ,once youve made your choice got your ps ,your stuck with the class you picked.but if you choose manual you can drive either
     

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