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anyone taking driving lessons?

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Just wondering if anyone else was taking driving lessons.

Looking for some driving tips. Maybe share tips, lol.
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
I've been dribing just over a year now, and I still remember my lessons.

My advice would be, you will be nervous before nearly all your lessons, when you're in the car, you'll feel better, so don't worry.

Also, if you don't like your instuctor, change ASAP.
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Passed a cpl of weeks ago

best tip is get in the habit of looking at all mirrors all the time

on manuevers 360 observation

take your time and practice practice practice
#3
well, this guys really good, hes consistent. Repetitive, which is helpful.

Hes taught me how to save fuel, using engine braking as well as the brakes. Also got me thinking about the best gear for the road conditions.
#4
On manouvres, just get a point of reference on the rear wiper (for reversing round a corner) line it up with the kerb and it keeps you in line with the kerb all the way round. And not using the accelerator pedal on the reverse, just raising the clutch gently till the car starts to move.
#5
I did lessons not so long ago and passed. Best advice look at mirrors at all times, take your time and do not feel pressured by the other drivers, you have the same right as them to be on the road. Learn all manvours. Yh and practice. Do what you can and when you make a mistake while driving do not keep thinking about it otherwise that will lead to more mistakes. Importantly always plan ahead. All the best and hope you pass.
#6
mighty mugger
I did lessons not so long ago and passed. Best advice look at mirrors at all times, take your time and do not feel pressured by the other drivers, you have the same right as them to be on the road. Learn all manvours. Yh and practice. Do what you can and when you make a mistake while driving do not keep thinking about it otherwise that will lead to more mistakes. Importantly always plan ahead. All the best and hope you pass.
Long way away from my test. Got 5 2 hour lessons this month alone, good thing the lighter nights are here.
#7
Have a look at Smart Learners - loads of information, tips etc :D
#8
I tryed driving a few weeks ago too see what it was like and not for me,
hardest was cornering and manul gears but instructor was a nob
really ennoyed me so i tryed to get him a ticket through a camera lol
anyway just stay calm,revise highway code,maybe practise in car parks at un busy times in someones car
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generaloneill
well, this guys really good, hes consistent. Repetitive, which is helpful.

Hes taught me how to save fuel, using engine braking as well as the brakes. Also got me thinking about the best gear for the road conditions.


Mini skirt for the test??
#10
Don't crash
#11
generaloneill
On manouvres, just get a point of reference on the rear wiper (for reversing round a corner) line it up with the kerb and it keeps you in line with the kerb all the way round. And not using the accelerator pedal on the reverse, just raising the clutch gently till the car starts to move.


I remember my first instructor taught me to do that and then my second told me off for doing it. First guy was using a diesel car, second was petrol - wasn't OK to do it on a petrol apparently

Edited By: oldmanhouse on Apr 01, 2011 23:53
#12
Stay away from the pavement, from a field, and try not end up in the back of someone else

On a serious note, your confidence will build as you get more experience on the road. Just remember that every other person on the road is an Ar**
#13
Passed my test but couldn't afford a car.

Six years later and I finally got one and i'm now teaching myself to drive again. For fifteen minutes a day I've just had an experienced driver sit in the passenger seat and do a running commentary of what they would be doing and it's all flooding back.

I used this as a refresher as it was pretty much the same as I was taught at BSM. One useful thing I was taught at BSM was to do with hand positions/shapes to change gear, similar to this but a bit more detailed.
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oldmanhouse
generaloneill
On manouvres, just get a point of reference on the rear wiper (for reversing round a corner) line it up with the kerb and it keeps you in line with the kerb all the way round. And not using the accelerator pedal on the reverse, just raising the clutch gently till the car starts to move.

I remember my first instructor taught me to do that and then my second told me off for doing it. First guy was using a diesel car, second was petrol - wasn't OK to do it on a petrol apparently
yeah, it is a diesel actually.

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