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    Hi everyone!

    I had my second lesson with an instructor yesterday. Not too bad. I got stuck turning right at the traffic lights for ages. The car behind me pulled out and ran the red light. But the instructor said I was doing everything safely.
    How is everyone going?

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    I got my licence at 29 (I'm 31 now) while my husband was deployed. I rang around & found an instructor that didn't mind me bringing my 3 boys along for the lessons. Since I was on the other side of the country I had no chance of getting them babysat. I was absolutely terrified of driving and still get nervous on routes I'm not familiar with (or when idiots cut me off or don't wait their turn on round abouts!) It was absolutely worth powering through my panic attacks as driving was my biggest fear, there's nothing that I can justify being afraid of now

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    I drove on the weekend and when I was trying to park, I reversed back too far and snapped the trailer plug thingy off the car because I hit the curb. Dh was understanding thank goodness.
    Dh wants to take me out to busier roads sonIncan get more practise. I'm also getting better at roundabouts.

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    I was better at roundabouts too last time I went becca. I didn't end up on them this time.
    Today I reversed parked onto a garden.
    I also got beeped at doing a reverse park.
    This driving thing is bloody hard.
    I wish there was someplace you could go that was set up with intersections, lights and parks and you could just take yourself around practise without boring a passenger silly, or testing their patience to the limit as you once again muck up a park.
    I go with the driving instructor again tomorrow.

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    I haven't tried reverse parking yet. It combines 2 things I hate doing.... reversing and parking.

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    I just booked my learner permit test in a month's time... Now I need to study!! 📖😓

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    Cecy, the best way I have found to study for the l's test is to do the practise test online over and over. These are the exact same questions you get in the test. You just don't know which ones! But if you do it enough times you eventually see them all and get the right answers. That's what I have done the last 2 times I have had to renew my l's. The last time was a couple of years ago, so I hope they haven't changed it.

    Becca, I think I would be better at parking if the floor of the car was see through and I could see the lines. I always end up to far out or too far over. And judging when it's time to start spinning the wheel in the other direction. But I guess it's just practise practise practise.

    My driving instructor did't show up today. We waited 15 mins and then went to do the grocery shop. We saw him on the way with another learner. I would have loved to have rung him then and there but we didn't have the phone with us.

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    Have you had another lesson trio?

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    I done the same thing Trio when I got my Learners, I found it helped me so much. My husband also drew me a few diagrams and was telling me a lot of the things he was doing when he was driving.

    I could also park better with a seethrough floor.

    I keep drifting to the sides in the car. I drove in the city and kept drifing. Dh was getting so frustrated at me.

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    My instructor said you are able to angle the passenger mirror down as you are parking to see the line and the gutter. You just have to remember to put it back up before you leave the park. That helps a lot.

    I have had a few kazza, getting better I think. Next week we are going to start driving the test routes. So that will be interesting.

    I have been driving with superglued hands on the wheel. My instructor took me to this big 'skid pan' and tried to teach me push pull. I am so gumby! But I think I got there in the end. It has made roundabouts a little bit easier.

    I drove with the kids in the car today too. It was just down the road to Nan's to drop them off while I went for a lesson, but still. That's going to be the hardest I think. To not concentrate on them.


 

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