This driving lesson was a little interesting in that I was driving a new car. By new car I mean brand new. I was one of the first people to drive it and it only had a few hundred miles on the odometer. Actually by the end of the lesson Martin said I had driven it more than he had. It was a Mini, which is apparently one of the best cars to learn to drive in.
|It looked like this but with more branding|
Perhaps the biggest mistake I made was when I almost hit a van. At least I didn't almost die this time. It was another case of misjudging distance when there was traffic edging into my lane to get past a parked car. I pulled over a little too much to the left. Martin noticed and hit the brakes for me. That was good because I didn't want to damage a brand new car.
Other than that it was a pretty smooth drive. The lesson was a "back to basics" kind of thing to get me used to the new car. I expect I'll do more in my lesson tomorrow.