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Old 07-05-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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Practice in School Parking lots

Hello Leos,

Is it legal or allowed to practice on school parking lots? I am planning to do something similar like this.

https://youtu.be/_h2N2kg8Src
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:43 PM   #2
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It is legal to practice however, it is technically trespassing and they can have security chase you off.

I suggest a light rail station.

I have used those in the past with no issues at all.
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:05 PM   #3
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I am ok leaving, But will I get a ticket for practicing there?I don’t have light rail station near me.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:12 AM   #4
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I am ok leaving, But will I get a ticket for practicing there?I donít have light rail station near me.
No. You wouldn't get a ticket as long as you left if someone from the school asked you to leave.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:19 AM   #5
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Better to use public facility like city-colleges. They aren't too picky about people using their lots. In fact, some of MSF classes are held on college lots.

Private schools tend to be more picky and may kick you out.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:35 AM   #6
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Better to use public facility like city-colleges. They aren't too picky about people using their lots. In fact, some of MSF classes are held on college lots.
After prior approval, permission, and contracts are signed.

I've practiced in both school and church parking lots. Never had a problem. Just leave if asked to.
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:54 PM   #7
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If you are going to practice in a parking lot be very aware of oil and/or coolant that has dripped from cars or trucks (or Harleys). Modern vehicles are pretty leak proof but inspect carefully first just to be sure.

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Old 07-09-2020, 09:18 AM   #8
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In my town, better to use the high school parking lot. Ours have no private security and the cops don't care as long as you're not being "noticeable". The community college here will chase you off though and is patrolled by the local police department contracted by the community college. The UC here is even worse.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:16 AM   #9
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Hello Leos,

Is it legal or allowed to practice on school parking lots? I am planning to do something similar like this.

https://youtu.be/_h2N2kg8Src
Hi Anil! Are you ABCD?

Also, I think you can because at Mission College in Sunnyvale we practice there all the time. Letís go riding sometime!
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Old 07-10-2020, 11:24 PM   #10
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I taught my wife to drive stick-shift at Mission College.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:04 PM   #11
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Don’t you need more room for error to teach stick shift? I always wanted to learn. Is the clutch control similar in a car as the motorcycle?
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:12 PM   #12
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Donít you need more room for error to teach stick shift? I always wanted to learn. Is the clutch control similar in a car as the motorcycle?
Yes clutch is similar but not the same. You do not usually slip car clutches as much as you slip motorcycle clutches.
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:40 AM   #13
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I learned to drive a manual on a John Deere tractor. I was out on the road at 9 years old, followed by my uncle, moving it from one job site to another. When the top speed is only like 15mph, hard to get into much trouble even with a backhoe and front bucket attached. Talk about a heavy clutch. He said it was legal for me to drive farm equipment on the road as long as he followed. He is known to bend the truth so not too sure about that.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:51 AM   #14
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Donít you need more room for error to teach stick shift? I always wanted to learn. Is the clutch control similar in a car as the motorcycle?
The clutch in cars is single and dry, in bikes it is in oil and a pack of ~7 discs. Depending on the model it can afford quite some pressure with the left leg in order to disengage the clutch, my wife did not like my last car before we came to the US.

With diesel trucks you use the clutch more like an on/off switch, put in low gear, and only once the clutch is engaged accelerate. But these clutches tend to last > 1M mi.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:38 AM   #15
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Yes clutch is similar but not the same. You do not usually slip car clutches as much as you slip motorcycle clutches.
And if you do, you end up replacing sooner rather than later.
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