Driving Lesson #15

September 29, 2008 – 18:59

Grrr… argh… that didn’t go so well had massive problems with my feet today stalled on hill starts wanted to accelerate round corners, people beeping at me – if you are in the 0.01% of people that beep at learner drivers please try to remember it makes it worse! – Kev went through strategies for keeping moving on minor to major junctions.

I can’t think of a way to draw it as a picture but basically it is as follows:

  1. Coming up to a junction, whilst scanning – ask yourself “is it clear?” (this is in the “I can see no cars” and the “I can clearly see both oncoming traffic and traffic you are joining)
  2. If the answer is “no” – continue up to the “commit point” – that is the give way line – asking the same question.
  3. If the answer becomes “yes” check your speed and change gear as appropriate (<5mph = first, everything else = second).
  4. If the answer remains “no” when you reach the commit point, stop, put the handbrake on, change into first and be ready to move off when it is clear.

My brain is a bit “fuzzy” after that lesson, so as with everything don’t take it a good driving practice or anything similar – it is just what I taken away from what Kev has taught.

Next Lesson: Same time next week.

  1. 2 Responses to “Driving Lesson #15”

  2. Nice to see you’re advancing on the driving front. Maybe you should have a category in the blog dedicated to driving. Take a look at your tag cloud 🙂

    I too have started getting back into the programming groove, although not currently being employed helps big time.

    By RobotII on Sep 29, 2008

  3. Hey man, yeah there is actually a Category for Driving above the Tag cloud, the cloud itself is a little skewed as I have only retrospectively tagged about two years worth.

    By Richard Slater on Oct 1, 2008

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