Monday, 16 March 2015

Learning to drive

As I recently turned 17, I have started to learn to drive! I've had 3 lessons to far (3 hours of driving) and so far I looooove it. It's such a surreal experience. I just thought I'd write a post and keep you all updated on my progress. I'm thinking about writing a post after every 3 hours of driving? Let me know what you think!

I had my first lesson on the 23rd February, 3 days after my birthday. I didn't have a clue what to expect because I'd never drove a care before. My driving instructor picked me up from school, where she then drove me to a housing estate. During this lesson, I learnt how to get the biting point between the clutch and accelerator and I also drove around the estate a few times. I learnt how to pull away from a kerb and how to pull back in. After this, I then drove home. It was only about a 3 minute drive back to my house but it was so strange being on a main road with other care users!

I had my next lesson the week later, where she again picked me up from school and drove me to the same housing estate. From here, I drove around 2 or 3 times to get me used to driving again. We then pulled out onto the main road where I then drove about 5 miles to a quite village. I drove around the village through the small back roads then back home again. Throughout the whole lesson, I reckon that I drove 12 miles - crazy!

On my last lesson, I drove myself out of school and through the town in which I live in. I drove to a different housing estate where I pulled over and she spoke through what to do when I arrive at a junction. She went through all of the different types of junction (who knew there were so many?). I then drove around and done what she said when pulling out of junctions. Finally, I drove back home!

I'm really enjoying driving so far, I've even booked my theory test!

I'd love to hear about if any of you are learning to drive, Lucy! x x