I drove away from the house.
Went in the opposite direction to the one that we normal take, so we went onto the Portway (a4) instead of through Shire.
I nearly got up to 50mph (80km/h), I think it was closer to 47/48mph (75/77km/h), but I stayed in fourth gear – should of gone up to fifth – then i would of hit 50!
I did a couple of “turns in the road” (aka 3 point turn), practicing clutch control, and quick steering, and moving slow
Practiced a bit of emergency stopping, i wasn’t braking hard enough!
Number of times stalled: lost count! Not really, just couldn’t be bothered to count them! (less than 6! 😉
I drove home!!!!!! 😀
Erm…cant really say much about the rest, it was just driving around, practicing more junctions.
Got up into fourth a couple of times, max speed 30mph (just over shh 😉 )
Didn’t stall going through Shire, which was good (phew!)
But i did get a little mixed up turning left at the traffic lights (stalled! oops)
Did too much steering pulling up in front of the house (oops)
Driving away from home next week 😮
I haven’t posted anything about my driving lessons have I?
Well, here goes…
The first lesson I did 1 lap of circular road on the downs
The two hours passed really quickly, I got into 2nd gear and was going at about 20mph at one point
No. of times stalled: 0
The second lesson, this time Wednesday morning I did three laps of the downs (Circular road, Ladies mile, Stoke road, and then Rockleaze/Downleaze) anti-clockwise, and two laps clockwise.
I got into 3rd gear and was doing 30mph
No. of times stalled: about 8 (i lost count!)
The third lesson, today (Monday) I was driving around Southmead practicing junctions (we went past auntie Sue’s place 3 times!)
This time I was mainly in 2nd at about 20mph (there was lots of junctions, all close together)
No. of times stalled: 2 (both towards the end)
Driving again next week
I’m getting better
More updates coming!
Hooray! I booked my first driving lesson! (even though you probably guessed that from the title!)
I booked it with Drivercraft. It will cost me Â£8.50 an hour, and it is a two hour lesson.
The lesson is booked for Thursday at 2pm (GMT). Thats tomorrow!
I have mixed emotions about it.
I am happy that I have finally booked a lesson, its been 3years and 8months since I turned 17.
I am also nervous and scared at the same time, but I think that is only natural.
Watch out other road users!
Here I come!
Now I go,