You just turned 18 and you can’t wait to drive around town. However, there is one little problem. You are yet to learn driving. Learning to drive is exciting and challenging at the same time. Here are some experiences that most of us would agree to have undergone while learning to drive.
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1. Learning the ABC of driving:
If it is your first time at the driver’s seat, you are likely to begin with the ABC formula. It translates into Accelerator, Brake, and Clutch and denotes the position of each of these driving tools. The accelerator is at your extreme right, the brake in the middle, and the clutch at the extreme left. With this formula, you will never forget where what is.
2. Practice, practice & practice!
Practice is the key to a smooth ride. The more you practice, the better you become at driving. But it is foolish to expect that your practice sessions will be flawless. Bumping into cars is going to be common during the first few days. It is part of the learning curve, so don’t sweat too much over it.
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3. Getting the traffic rules
Just like a smooth ride comes with practice, grasping traffic rules also takes time. You might skip a signal without intending to; you might park your car in the no-parking zone. These teething troubles will vanish with time and before you know it you will be a pro at the traffic rules.
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4. Dealing with the nervousness before the test
You might be confident of our driving skills. But, you still can’t escape the butterflies in your stomach on the test day. We are all well aware of the nervous breakdown we go through when we step into the car with our test supervisor. It is a short-lived feeling that vanishes as we take control of the car and make our way through the test route.
Learning to drive can be an exciting experience, esp. if you have been waiting to get behind the wheels. It’s time you take your car for a spin and exercise your new found freedom. What are you waiting for? Get started!