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  1. #11
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    I always use my door mirror lined up with reference point on the front car, that I intend to park behind, that seems to work for me, good luck.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Another update, i am progressing really well, i have covered everything and next week i am doing mock tests/ independant driving, just wanted to ask does this mean i am close to being test ready as my instructor hasnt mentioned booking my test i am currently on 24 hours of lessons next week will make it 26, i have also got my own car now and it is insured and ready to go i just dont have anyone to pratice with as my dad wont take me out for some weird reason.

    Thanks for the replys

    DJ

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    Hi Everyone,

    My instructor says i can book my test on Monday, He will call me after our lesson to discuss date as i am his last pupil on that day, I won't disclose any other information as im keeping any dates secret.

    Feel amazing going from i can't steer to booking a test. Just shows you should never doubt yourself when learning something new it takes time.

    More updates soon...

    Thanks

    DJ

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    Just try to relax and do what the instructor tells you. I am sure you will be fine.

    Keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSiddall View Post
    Hello Users,

    I had my first lesson last week, My instructor said i did really well but im finding it hard to drive, check mirrors, indicate and look at the road in sequence, is this normal? or am i thick? also he took me on a council estate with sharp turns i dont know how far to steer the wheel on turns i just kept spinning it to full lock to get round the corners should i have been on a car park and im being rushed or is this normal. When i have watched people steer corners when walking i notice they steer the wheel half way.

    Thanks

    DJ
    Patience is a virtue!! After my first lesson I thought I was never going to remember the sequence of the gear change.

    I called BSM and mentioned my worries and they said I could have a go in an automatic which I did. I liked it but I wanted to feel like I was in control. I went back to the manual and before I knew it I had remembered the sequence of starting a car and running it and I am coming up to 5 happy years.

    It all sinks in eventually. You just have to allow it to sink in by giving it a chance to sink in. You can help that by not fretting so much! It's OK. Really. You can't do anything bad. If your instructor is a good one he is in total control the entire time and knows what he is doing and talking about. Relax and let nature take it's course. Try not to over-think things and be calm and level headed and before you know it you will be walking away with a pass certificate and looking at that top-of-the-range Lamborghini!

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    Aye! In a few months you will find driving just as easy as walking, it will just come natural to you. The more time you spend driving, your confidence will keep improving, good luck.

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