Today is the first day of my driving lessons. Over the next few weeks, my weekend would be blocked off by it. So, a little insight on what happened today.
I arrived at SM at 7:50 AM, for my 8 AM lesson, I saw an A1 car there, I thought it was the car I was supposed to drive but I was wrong. So, I waited for the car until 8:15 AM. My instructor was late on the first day. And he was not apologetic. Not a good start but I focused my energy into learning instead.
I didn’t get to check what I was supposed to check, the BLOWFATCH. I adjusted my seat, mirrors. Locked the door, seatbelt and I was on the go. First drills, driving back and fourth at the entrance of the mall. After I got the hang of it, we circled the mall a couple of times before we hit the road. I was so nervous, every time, there would be someone crossing the road, I get scared and instinctually step on the brakes. Which is wrong because I don’t even look if there are cars behind me.
I took note of the things I need to improve on…
1. Lessen the grip on the steering wheel.
2. Try to look more on the side mirros and rear view mirror.
3. Don’t panic whenever someone is crossing.
4. Lessen the pressure on the break and gas.
5. Try to reduce speed… I get bored running the car slow but whenever I would push on the gas, the instructor would ask me to slow down. It was 20…. I want more speed. Probably next time.
Some of my accomplishments:
I was able to go to basement parking and parked the car. Of course the instructor guided me. I was so nervous. But overall, it was so much fun. I thought 2 hours is too long but it’s not enough.
Although the voice of the instructor was calm, I can sense his frustrations haha. I’ll do better tomorrow. Because his voice was calm as well. It was super boring. Haha
Our route… From SM San Lazaro, we went to Espana, then Quiapo, Jones Bridge, Reina Regente, Abad Santos, Blumentritt and back to San Lazaro. not bad huh? Tomorrow, I plan to better control the car…
That’s the end of my driving lessons. For my book haul…