I had my 25th driving lesson today at 8.30am. The roads were unusually busy. I was rather hoping for a quiet spin – no such luck.
We started off with independent driving which I rather enjoy these days. Apparently if you do your test on a Sunday, the instructor may get you to drive down a route which has a 50mph speed limit (as opposed to 30 mph). We’re going to try out this route tomorrow.
I did 3 manoeuvres. Bay parking was fine. I think I’m finally getting the hang of reversing around the corner. Once the car is parallel to the curb, turn the steering to the right to straighten the wheels. I messed up my parallel parking, but am not too bothered as I know I’ll do better next time (I hope). What threw me was a learner car ahead – my instructor pointed out that he recognised the person in the passenger seat. It was an examiner, which means the driver was on his test! He had to reverse around a corner. I guess it does happen. I drove past him and mentally wished him good luck. That’ll be me in a few weeks’ time.
Lesson # 26 tomorrow. We finally bought a little car for me to drive in. It has 6 gears so Hubby’s happy.