Driving – Fifth Lesson

I drove away from the house.
Went in the opposite direction to the one that we normal take, so we went onto the Portway (a4) instead of through Shire.
I nearly got up to 50mph (80km/h), I think it was closer to 47/48mph (75/77km/h), but I stayed in fourth gear – should of gone up to fifth – then i would of hit 50!

I did a couple of “turns in the road” (aka 3 point turn), practicing clutch control, and quick steering, and moving slow
Practiced a bit of emergency stopping, i wasn’t braking hard enough!

Number of times stalled: lost count! Not really, just couldn’t be bothered to count them! (less than 6! 😉

Driving – Fourth Lesson

I drove home!!!!!! 😀

Erm…cant really say much about the rest, it was just driving around, practicing more junctions.
Got up into fourth a couple of times, max speed 30mph (just over shh 😉 )
Didn’t stall going through Shire, which was good (phew!)
But i did get a little mixed up turning left at the traffic lights (stalled! oops)
Did too much steering pulling up in front of the house (oops)

Oh well
I’m improving
Driving away from home next week 😮

Driving – an update

I haven’t posted anything about my driving lessons have I?
Well, here goes…

The first lesson I did 1 lap of circular road on the downs
The two hours passed really quickly, I got into 2nd gear and was going at about 20mph at one point
No. of times stalled: 0

The second lesson, this time Wednesday morning I did three laps of the downs (Circular road, Ladies mile, Stoke road, and then Rockleaze/Downleaze) anti-clockwise, and two laps clockwise.
I got into 3rd gear and was doing 30mph
No. of times stalled: about 8 (i lost count!)

The third lesson, today (Monday) I was driving around Southmead practicing junctions (we went past auntie Sue’s place 3 times!)
This time I was mainly in 2nd at about 20mph (there was lots of junctions, all close together)
No. of times stalled: 2 (both towards the end)

Driving again next week
I’m getting better
More updates coming!

First Driving Lesson!

Hooray! I booked my first driving lesson! (even though you probably guessed that from the title!)

I booked it with Drivercraft. It will cost me £8.50 an hour, and it is a two hour lesson.
The lesson is booked for Thursday at 2pm (GMT). Thats tomorrow!

I have mixed emotions about it.
I am happy that I have finally booked a lesson, its been 3years and 8months since I turned 17.
I am also nervous and scared at the same time, but I think that is only natural.

Watch out other road users!
Here I come!
Now I go,