Oh! Twenty hours of driving now…
And still no sign of taking my theory, or hazard tests, a bit more theory and hazard practice and ill book them
Onto driving now…
I am certainly getting better! 🙂 practiced parallel parking, left reverse, turn in the road, and emergency stop :phew:
Parallel parking could of gone better! the emergency stop was near perfect. As was the turn in the road and left reverse, but i do need to improve my observations on the last two.
Pulling back out side the house was a little hair-raising. I’m not going to say anymore, but lets just say the neighbours car needed to change its underwear! 😉
Bye for now
I didn’t hit their car, but it was damned close, another foot or two…
Ive done seven lessons already!!! Thats 14 hours of driving, and I’m getting better.
Drove away from the house, and onto the Portway, and it was nice! My driving instructor said that he enjoyed it!
I reversed around a left corner three times, that was fun, I don’t think I hit the kerb, or the pavement, and I don’t think that i swung out too far.
Also did a bit more practicing emergency stops, four of them as a matter of fact.
On the third stop, the car skidded, and there was a little bit of smoke drift past the front of the car.
On the second circuit i saw the tyre marks left on the road, and they were going of to the side of the road.
Also practiced turns in the road
More next week
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! 😉