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How to manage life without owning a vehicle?

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I'm from a country (India) where it requires extremely good driving skills. Roads are narrow and traffic is very heavy. Traffic is so heavy that there is a huge risk of unskilled drivers to bump into other vehicles. All cars and vehicles are very close to each other. In India, we all have manual car transmission. Actually, me (25) and my brother (27) are naturally not made for driving cars or any vehicle. We both never touched any motorcycle in our whole life. Our both parents don't know driving. My brother can't multitask and he also has poor reflexes while driving. He learnt driving under an instructor for 10 days in May 2023. He started to drive car we purchased in Aug 2023. His driving skills has improved since that time but still he makes mistakes. Unfortunately, he met with several incidents where the car got dent or caused damage to other car. In the span of 6 months, he faced bad incidents 7 times. It has cost us a lot of money. The first 4-5 incidents only involved dent to out. Last 2 incidents were very unpleasant. Two-three weeks ago, my brother mistakenly got the car into the pond like gutter which was at the corner of a road. He did that mistake while giving space to a truck coming from back. Later on, a crane has to rescue our car from the gutter. In another incident which happened a week ago, my brother was driving in a very busy road. Unfortunately, our car bumped into someone's car which damaged it's side mirror. That car rapidly came from behind and got slow down around our car's side and my brother could not react on time and failed to judge. This cost us a lot of money. We don't want more terrible incidents like this. I wish we never owned a car, but we had to. We have a dog. Owning a dog requires owning a car. There is a lack of access to public transport in huge portion of the parts of our country. There are very few shops and other amenities in the 2km radius of my area. That means we have to go far distances to access them. Owning a car solves these daily hassles. The problem is we are not capable of driving. I have trouble finding Indian based car & driving related forums on internet. I wish I could access more of such kind of forums. Sorry for my horrible vocabulary and grammar in English.

How to manage life without owning a vehicle?

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Hi again, Eryengesh! :) Someone will be with you shortly.

How to manage life without owning a vehicle?

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Hi! How come YOU can't take lessons? And what happened to my suggestion last time, of informally hiring a retiree to play chauffeur? AND teach you to drive within the agreed work-'contract' duration (like 6mths or a year), maybe?...for an extra fee? And an extra compensatory fee in the case of if the guy/gal managed to get you to the point of passing your test before the 'contract' period were up?

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