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there was a button on the inside of the glove compartment of our car i didnt know what it did so i asked my mom"what does thsi button do?" and she says "dont press it, it will make the car explode" ao i never touched the button
Once, when I was maybe 5 or 6, I was riding in the car with my dad. We were stopped at a red light, and while he was putting something in his pocket the light turned green. We started rolling forwards, and I got really confused because I thought your hands had to be on the steering wheel in order to make the car move.
When travelling from the farm to the city or whatever in my younger days, I'd see the sign that read 'do not drive on shoulder' and I thought when the man was driving, the lady next to him could not put her head on his shoulder. Nobody told me, I figured it out many many years later.
When I was little, I used to think car dealerships were circuses. The colorful balloons and inflatable animals were very misleading!
That cars drove themselves, and they were just for decoration.
when i was a smaal boy, i used to think that the road had two lanes: one for people heading somewhere, and one for people going home. i'm still not sure i was wrong (philosophicly speaking)
When i first heard that my family used to carpool before i was born, i imagined a hot tub-like thing inside a mini-van. It didn't help that my brother, sister, and even mother reinforced this idea
I used to believe, while driving in a car, that we actually didn't move anywhere but the road and surroundings did!
When we used to go through the drive-thru at any fast food place I thought by father was breaking the law when he got a diet coke. I believed he was "drinking and driving"...
When I was younger, I used to beleive that if you didn't keep your hands on the wheel of a car at all times it would go out of control and drive any where it wanted to. I used to get scared when my mom let go of the steering wheel
We were driving in a car at night, and I wanted to read. I turned on the little reading light at the back, but my mum told me to turn it off, because "it's dangerous". I turned it off immediately, shocked. For some reason I imagined that if I kept it on, a giant hammer would come out of the car roof, and smash flat all the other cars on the road as we drove past them. Took me years to work out this wasn't the case, and that my mum just got distracted easily when she was driving.
i used to believe that air bags were huge inflatable bags of air that would blow up around you if you thought something would be dangerous on the road, and if you were too small you would suffocate!
I used to believe that "convertible" cars were called comfortables. Obviously comfortables provided more comfort, luxury and were more expensive because everybody wanted one. It made sense actually, this car offered the most comfort then any other vehicle. How? For one it didn't have a roof which obviously makes it very comfortable. But i think a lot of kids wanted a "comfortable". Losers.
I used to believe that when my parents drove the car the car didn't turn....the world did.. My parents would turn the wheel and it would make the entire world turn so we could get where we were going and the vehicle stayed still....
When I was about 4 years old, I remember looking out of the car window and truly believing that the moon was chasing my family down the road because everywhere we went...the moon went...
i used to believe that if your seatbelt was un-done the car wouldn't move or work at all
I used to believe that in order to get on an overhead bridge cars drove onto a platform that lifted them up to the bridge, they drove across, then another platform lowered them back down to the road.
When i was little my dad told me little blue people worked inside of peoples cars. and that is how they worked. i believed it up until i saw the inside of a car.
I used to believe that the reflective squares that you see in the middle of the road at night weren't reflective, but that there were people payed to stand down there and shine flashlights up through square holes in the road. I also thought another one of their jobs was to sit at intersections and watch what was going on above them via what i thought were cameras, but are actually the white flashing lights that flash when an emergency vehicle is coming. They would change the lights from red to green, and if they were having a good day, they would turn on the pedestrian light.
I never rode a taxi until I went to college. I always thought it was a cool car like a limo or something like that. When I called my first cab, I was disappointed to find out it was just a basic old car.