Lesson 7 – Monday 03.10.22
Josh, thank you for your time. Today we conducted your 7th lesson, in and around the Massey area. Massey is a difficult driving course, so I felt you handled everything incredibly well. We covered everything from pre-drive checks, to how to do a right turn into flush median, noting that you must stop before you merge, with the left indication and head check. Good suburban driving, noting that you need to bring your speed control right down so you can navigate everything, and your head checks were fantastic. We carried everything out that you needed for your test, so I personally feel that you’re ready to go forward for your test, and you can just let me know if you feel you need that final lesson this Friday or not.
It was all about roundabouts, parallel parking & three-point turns in this lesson. A busy evening of traffic. Look to practice your steering straight into a roundabout and starting to investigate the roundabout, looking for a gap as it is a giveaway. Commit and go technique to get off the junction before slowing down to turn carefully into the roundabout with oversteering. More practice of parallel parking and three-point turns so are confidently conducting this move-in preparation for your test. Really enjoyed today’s lesson Josh and hope you got a lot from it to take into your practice.
Great lesson today Josh as we travelled through Blockhouse Bay, Hillsborough Road, and joined the motorway before coming off at Neilson Street off-ramp. We followed a route that took in several on and off-ramps. Feedback from me is to practice looking as far ahead as you can ( 12 seconds at least) so that this will help you to center your car in your lane so that you are not drifting over to the left or the right which can be dangerous on a motorway. Think about the small movement of your steering wheel as you angle out into a new lane as you conduct a head check. This means that you are not making big steering changes so that if you need to hold back due to speeding vehicles on your right or left lanes, you can gently angle back in as you travel straight. Try the practice of flicking your eyes back and forth through several points such as head check, then straight back to the road, then head checks again as well as mirrors so you get used to knowing what is going on around your vehicle all the time. Please remember to carry out head checks as you do sometimes still is them. Think of the hidden cyclist we always talk about. We also cried out a three-point turn which in our next lesson (4) we will do more of.
Well done so far Josh…
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Hi Josh, today’s lesson (2) was good as you now begin to put into practice the rules needed for safe driving. Head checks need to be practiced to ensure you carry them out at all times. Looking 12 seconds ahead ( about four lamposts) ensures good hazard detection. Parallel parking and three-point turn practice starting to go well.
Well done Josh, it was great to see you master the basic controls of a car today as you navigated the back streets in Blockhouse Bay. A little shaky in places but you held your nerve well and drove home safely. Today we looked at steering, head checks, and indications as we carried out a lot of left-hand turns. A great start as you master driving to move towards gaining your restricted licence.