Well! I went on my first driving lesson today! I only hit 4 people! And the 3 of them will heal up just fine! The other one…well…. we’ll forget about that.
IM OH SO EXCITED I FELT REALLY GOOD OUT THERE, I THINK I’LL BE A GOOD DRIVER. I THINK I WILL RESPECT THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND NOT HAVE ANY ACCIDENTS. I THINK I FINELY FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT AND AM NOT SCARED ANYMORE. MY DAD SAYS I NEED TO WORK ON STAYING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. I DON’T KNOW WHY I KEEP DRIFTIN OVER BUT THAT SHOULD GET WORKED OUT SHORTLY.
Dad here: Yes, today was Beth’s 1st practice at driving. For the most part she did well. Once reason Beth never learned to drive is she could never get over the fear of 2000 pound weapon. It used to scare the heck out of her. Since her accident that fear appears to be gone. Beth drives like a brand new driver and does the typical mistakes new drivers make. For instance, she has to look down to use the turn signal and she wasn’t sure which way to push it when making turns. She also had some issues with the pedals, using the gas for the break and vice versa, although that only happened twice.
We did some panic stops and the 1st one took her a good 1.5 seconds before she responded, but each additional one she got quicker and quicker.
And for some reason, even when going straight, she drifts, rather quickly, over to the left side. Although near the end of the 30 minute session she did so less frequently.
Parking. Wellllllllll, that’s going to require lots of work, either that or the city’s going to have to increase the size of all the parking spots! 😉 We tried parking to the left and to the right, and she doesn’t have the feel for the car yet so normally she parked very close to the left line. We also tried backing into a parking space and she got it right in the middle!…..of two spaces. LOL! We had a good laugh at that.
So on the way home we talked about it and joked about it and had setup a joke to tell as we entered the door so Sandy could hear. (That’s the one she typed at the start of this blog)
We also decided to add a few pictures to make the joke complete. Enjoy.