operation of a land vehicle

Driving is the controlled operation and movement of a vehicle. This includes cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses and bicycles. To be allowed to drive on public highways, a set of conditions must be met. Drivers must follow the road and traffic laws in the area where they are driving. The word driving has etymology dating back to the 15th century. It has changed when describing what is driven over time. It began with working animals in the 15th. The term started describing automobiles in the 1800s. Driving skills have also changed.

Convertible with a driver and a passenger

Etymology change

The term driver was first recorded from the 15th century. The origin refers to the occupation of driving working animals. pack horses or draft horses were the most common animals to be driven. The verb ' to drive ' in origin means "to force to move, to impel by physical force". It is first used for electric railway drivers in 1889 and of a motor-car driver in 1896.