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I used to believe that when the cruise control was on, that it controlled the steering wheel and not the speed.
I used to believe that the potholes in the road could just be flipped over and flattened out so that they could be fixed. Little did I know that road workers actually filled the potholes in.
I used to think that if the colour of a car was gold, it meant the owners must be really rich. After all, they had managed to make a car out of gold. Now, I know its just tacky.
I used to believe that petrol was something you bought in jars and looked similar to mayonnaise, and that everyone had a large stash of these jars in the boot of their car.
When I was younger my parents had a Ford station wagon and I thought that all cars were Fords.
I told my four-year-old son to stay away from the street or a car might come and run over him. He asked, "How will the car know I'm in the street?"
When I was little I thought if you opened up the doors in car while on the highway they would act like wings and the car would start flying.
I believed that when we were in the car driving that the car just sat there while the Earth rotated making the tires turn.
When I was a kid my mom used to tell us "You need to buckle up in case we have an accident" I used to think that if we didn't buckle up it would -cause- the car to have an accident and I would start screaming whenever the car started moving before I got my belt on.
I used to believe all taxis were cop cars. I would flip out everytime I saw one, "Mom, Dad look, There's another cop car! They always laughed about it and they still tease me today!
I was riding with my dad in his truck when I was 4. We hit a pothole and he exclaimed "You could lose a tire in that!"
I spent quite a few years terrified that potholes were very deep holes that our tires might just fall into.
I used to believe that cars were propelled by their exhaust like some kind of rocket.
My grandfather told me that pulling on the lumbar hook in the car would blow it up. I believed that for a really, really long time.
i used to think that to drive somewhere you had to remember how and when to turn the steering wheel at exactly the right points, as if there were no roads. So i remember when my mum would be driving to places i would think i would start learning how to get to whereever we were going and think
''ok so it turns right a bit, then left a lot, then nothing for a while'' e.t.c... hahahahaha
When i was younger and travelling in a car and they flicked the indicator on I thought to myself how does the car know which way were goin and thought that it was some kind of sat nav
When I was in the car with my mother when I was a child, she would occasionally say "oh, we're out of gas," and then would drive to the gas station. I thought that when the car ran out of gas, it would only allow you to drive to the gas station, but nowhere else, or even that it would drive there automatically.
I used to think that the second exhaust pipe on certain cars was for the sick to flow out of when somebody had vomited in the car. Don't ask me how the sick reached the pipe!
A motorcycle was started by jumping up and down and bouncing on the seat.
When I was about 6, I thought that all black cars were owned and driven by "bad men" and used to duck behind walls when I saw black cars drive by.
When I was a small child, I believed the police would hide in the tops of trees in the medians of busy interstates and roads, and if you were speeding they would take you out with their sniper rifles.