what do i need to do ............. driving lessons

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Found 16th Sep 2008
ok after finally getting round tp booking some lessons, i have settled on a local firm offering £20 an hour lessons........ now the real question

i have my first lesson tomorrow morning............ what do i or shall i read up on ???

i have read the highway code & practised theory tests & hazard perception tests

anything else i missed ??

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for your first I would do nothing...they will tell u what to learn etc

make sure you have sensible shoes on though...

and make sure your not tired, you need to be awake and listen

Best advice I can give is to Relax & have an early night .. sweet dreams
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like ODB said....make sure you have comfortable shoes on. infact make sure all your clothes are comfortable
good luck...and breathe lol. apparently i kept holding my breath when i concentrated.

take your time, remain calm and don't worry about stalling, grinding the gears or anything else as its your first lesson! Pay attention and, if the instructor is good, you'll soon improve.

In terms of preparation, I wouldn't do anything beyond what you've already done, you can't really learn until you're sat in the car.

play gta for about 3.5hours.

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thanks ...... must get off pc by midnight then :thinking: i normally get about 5 hours of sleep :?

early night woooo wooooo

gonna wear a pair of trainers & see how many chavs i can knock down :lol:

ODB_69;2981003

for your first I would do nothing...they will tell u what to learn … for your first I would do nothing...they will tell u what to learn etcmake sure you have sensible shoes on though...and make sure your not tired, you need to be awake and listen



This is great advice.

I passed a few months ago and if going on a long journey always where my 'driving shoes' whenever I did my lessons in different pairs of shoes it affected my driving. Also I made sure I was awake a good while before my lesson and had showered and eaten to ensure I was alert and feeling fresh, once I overslept and hurried around and had a terrible lesson!

For the record I am now comfotable enough that I can drive in different shoes and dont need to have breakfeast etc.. but its particularly improtant when you dont have many road hours under your belt

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chrishill;2981089

take your time, remain calm and don't worry about stalling, grinding the … take your time, remain calm and don't worry about stalling, grinding the gears or anything else as its your first lesson! Pay attention and, if the instructor is good, you'll soon improve. In terms of preparation, I wouldn't do anything beyond what you've already done, you can't really learn until you're sat in the car.


Agreed to all points especially stalling as people tend to panic when they do it...dont worry about it and chillax homie!

Tell us all where you will be driving so we can avoid that area

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crow99;2981109

I passed a few months ago and if going on a long journey always where my … I passed a few months ago and if going on a long journey always where my 'driving shoes' whenever I did my lessons in different pairs of shoes it affected my driving.


it REALLY affects...so find the best pair and stick with them...soon as I realised i actually put them in a carrier bag and carried them everytime I was having a lesson...in the end Instructor kept them in the boot for me lol

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jellybaby22;2981126

i drive in 4" heels......perhaps thats why I ont yet have a … i drive in 4" heels......perhaps thats why I ont yet have a licence...didnt know it affected your driving?


tell me your joking :?

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jellybaby22;2981141

no...Im not joking...why is that bad...I dont have shoes without … no...Im not joking...why is that bad...I dont have shoes without heels...its a must when your 5ft 1??? Really didnt think it mattered..driving instrustors have never mentioned it....:?


looooool

get some trainers babe! need something that will grip and flex...high heels wont do that! u sure ur instructor aint looking at something else?:whistling:

I've been driving 10 years now...and I wouldnt drive in heels;-)

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jellybaby22;2981156

yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to … yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to frighten off 7 driving instructors.....:giggle:I will not wear trainers.........:x....no way......LOLyou only wear your heels in private....I know ;-)


get used to not driving then hun!

you cant drive in heels...maybe if you already passed but not when learning

jellybaby22;2981156

yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to … yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to frighten off 7 driving instructors.....:giggle:I will not wear trainers.........:x....no way......LOLyou only wear your heels in private....I know ;-)



you seriously wear heels when learning to drive?

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Predikuesi;2981117

Tell us all where you will be driving so we can avoid that area



well look out for chavs splattered on the roads lol

i have rode quad bikes and play a lot of racing games so should be fine

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jellybaby22;2981172

ok thxs for your encouraging words........:cry:


just get some trainers/pumps/shoes PURELY for driving...dont wear them any other time

jellybaby22;2981156

yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to … yeah his life flashing in front of his eyes.......I have managed to frighten off 7 driving instructors.....:giggle:I will not wear trainers.........:x....no way......LOLyou only wear your heels in private....I know ;-)



you do know that it's not an offence to drive in unsuitable shoes BUT (god forbid) anything happened the police do take into account the type of shoes you wear.

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jellybaby22;2981193

i do own trainers...but I'd rather not drive than wear them in public:p


just wear them in the car babe, just use your gym ones

i thought one of the biggest things when learning (it has been for me) is make sure you are comfortable, I was told in my fist lesson 'always wear comfortable, appropriate footwear'.
I don't mean to have a go at you, but how do you have any control over the brake, gas or clutch...how can you tell how hard you are pressing?
it would be like strapping a can of paint to each (standard) shoe, and trying to drive like that.

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jellybaby22;2981208

oh god Im a criminal now.....no one has ever told me any of this....what … oh god Im a criminal now.....no one has ever told me any of this....what next...you have to wear you seat belt too I suppose...even if it ruins your outfit.....:giggle:I will drive in bare feet from now on......:p


wouldnt surprise me with you :whistling::p

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jellybaby22;2981240

what you trying to say.....:giggle:


jellybaby22;2981016

try not to knock over any cyclists....or curb the wheels...or reverse … try not to knock over any cyclists....or curb the wheels...or reverse into a bollard.......just some tips there...(from experience.....:oops:)


:whistling:

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jellybaby22;2981284

:cry: :cry:.....you want me to point out your failures........:pI cant … :cry: :cry:.....you want me to point out your failures........:pI cant drive....did I say anywhere I could....??? No...but thanks for pointing out the heels thing..I really didnt know.....wont make any difference though....I still wont be able to drive...its the whole steering...pedals...gears thing.....too much all at once.....I will just have to be chauffeured


Not enough Bandwidth!!!


well...maybe try an automatic? you can always retest for manual in the future when your more used to it...but you do defo need sensible shoes hunny

how about learning on an automatic, if you seriously can't handle all the multi-tasking?

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jellybaby22;2981284

:cry: :cry:.....you want me to point out your failures........:pI cant … :cry: :cry:.....you want me to point out your failures........:pI cant drive....did I say anywhere I could....??? No...but thanks for pointing out the heels thing..I really didnt know.....wont make any difference though....I still wont be able to drive...its the whole steering...pedals...gears thing.....too much all at once.....I will just have to be chauffeured



i need a decent job whats pay like?

jellybaby22;2981141

no...Im not joking...why is that bad...I dont have shoes without … no...Im not joking...why is that bad...I dont have shoes without heels...its a must when your 5ft 1??? Really didnt think it mattered..driving instrustors have never mentioned it....:?



i couldnt drive in trainers or heels-i can drive in flipflops now though:thumbsup:
Took a long time to learn. Trainers stuck on pedals-heals slipped. A light shoe is better imo to start with.

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jellybaby22;2981331

poor to be honest...and the boss is a cow....LOL


:whistling:

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jellybaby22;2981351

your pushing your luck MR..........:x




You know I love you really xxx

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jellybaby22;2981331

poor to be honest...and the boss is a bit of a cow....LOL



my bosses are much worse than you

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Faevilangel...what time of day is your lesson? I always used to carry sunglasses between certai hours in case of glare...might be worth taking some

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ODB_69;2981401

Faevilangel...what time of day is your lesson? I always used to carry … Faevilangel...what time of day is your lesson? I always used to carry sunglasses between certai hours in case of glare...might be worth taking some



9am

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faevilangel;2981413

9am


I'd take some anyway..just in case...glare can be dangerous

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ODB_69;2981538

I'd take some anyway..just in case...glare can be dangerous



i don't have no sunglasses :? hmmmm might have to buy a pair :roll:

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just finished the lesson it was scary :lol:

i can get in gear and move away perfectly but i can't get the braking right lol

i always forget to use the clutch before the brake

instructor seemed happy with me tho i got to 30mph and chitted myself lol

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jellybaby22;2988812

sounds like you did ok...I have had hundreds of lessons and still cant … sounds like you did ok...I have had hundreds of lessons and still cant get braking right......it good fun though.....expensive..but fun:thumbsup:



was fun ..... i had to learn on a busy road :x

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jellybaby22;2988826

i hate it when they do that......but for your first lesson should have … i hate it when they do that......but for your first lesson should have been somewhere quiet......i get nervous when Im holding up traffic......:w00t:



buses and cars everywhere :x i felt like a tit when i kept stalling it :lol:
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