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1st Driving Lesson

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Got my first driving lesson tomorrow. Getting a bit nervous now.

Tips? What did you do? Anything I should expect?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Listen to what the instructor says, and if you don't understand something ask them to repeat it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Listen to what the instructor says, and if you don't understand something ask them to repeat it.

    :yes: Relax as well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The first lesson is pretty tame, I think you only drive up a road in first gear. They drive somewhere, switch seats, show you the 'cockpit' as they like to call it and get you to do some basic stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Captain wrote:
    Anything I should expect?
    .

    Usually some driving. :p

    Sorry, had to. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    first driving lesson? dont wqorry about it your instructort wont expect you to be perfect ro anything, like others ahve said just listen to what they have to say and you'll be fine
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My first lesson was learning to change gears, stop the car, which mirrors to check and when, and by the end of the lesson I was able to drive at least part of the way home. The worst part was on my second test when I drove through a huge puddle at about 50mph, which went all over the windscreen. We hadn't done windscreen wipers yet. :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    :yes: Relax as well.


    definately... relax, stay calm, breathe :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's only a lesson. :rolleyes:

    You're there to learn. He's certainly taught worst.

    I passed mine a few weeks ago.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Captain wrote:
    Anything I should expect?

    To stall the car :D Don't be embarrased by it though, it's fun (not necessarily good, but hey, my mum still stalls on a frequent basis and she's been driving since the dinosaurs)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Listen to what the instructor says, and if you don't understand something ask them to repeat it.

    :yes:

    My first lesson invloved showing my biting point, driving in first gear up my road, stopping. Showing me mirrors, gears etc and then driving back in wait for it, second gear.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You're there to learn. He's certainly taught worst.
    If you get the same instructor I had then they would definately have taught worse... I was TERRIBLE at learning to drive.

    First lesson should be pretty straight forwards - they shouldn't push you into doing anything you don't feel comfortable with.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    was like that myself the very first time, the best thing is to stay cool dont be worried as there nothing to be worried about, the instructor will teach all u needa know and with in months u will be driving a wee car ;) ;) hope it makes u feel btter..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i used to really look forward to driving lessons :hyper:

    then again, i had a lovely instructor, he was really patient and explained things well, and always praised me when i did things well. Always had a giggle with mine too :D

    I think its important to have an instructor who makes you feel comfortable
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