If I had done my driving test today, I would have failed within the first 5 minutes. I pulled out too quickly when exiting a roundabout and only then realised the coast wasn’t exactly clear on my right. Whoopsie. My instructor was cool about it and if it didn’t bother him too much, then I wasn’t going to lose sleep over it.
I was rather excited about lesson #20. There’s safety in the knowledge that I’ve done 19 lessons and am less of a danger on the road compared to lesson #1. Except for the little stunt I pulled at the roundabout at the start of my lesson.
Today, I struggled with reversing around the corner. I couldn’t judge how much I needed to turn the wheel. I tried 3 times and made a dog’s meal out of each attempt.
I was quick to remind myself that I only learnt this manoeuver last Sunday and without practising, there is no way I can get it right so soon. I’m only doing 3 more lessons and then I’m calling it a day this side of Christmas and will resume lessons in the new year. I know now that I will be deferring my test until I’m ready which won’t be in January.