Lesson #5 Wednesday 23.11.22 8:30am
Nikita, this was an opportunity to really really have a lesson and meet a couple of times before you sit your test, and this time we went to Albany and took a look at some of the roads around there, although again, a bit of rush hour traffic so we did have some waits. Now I felt it was a great lesson because what it did do was it presented some challenges in how you navigate those busier times and how you can assess situations ahead, bearing in mind your test will be a live driving environment. So the correct lane selection, how to look at using right hand merge lanes – if they exist, and what you do to be able to navigate them. I felt that, you know, turning into a lane, assessing what’s coming behind you, over your shoulders, you had everything really well down towards the end of the lesson. So keep that “slow as you go”, without inconveniencing other road users – but you’re planning ahead, what might change, how are you going to react, what might happen, what’s your escape route, what’s your plan b? And so keeping that practice in mind is fantastic, and i look forward to seeing you again soon
Lesson #4 Tuesday 11.10.22 8am
Nikita, great job as we completed the Massey VTNZ test route today, covering all different aspects. What I want you to do is focus on your parallel parking and your 3-point turns, just to get the technique really clear and smooth. Right turn into flush median: far enough away from the junction to stop completely with your left indicator and only go when you’re ready, but go quickly once you’re pulling out into the main flow of traffic and merging in. Everything else we will meet again and go over again, but you’re really getting there. Just remember your head checks and just remember that calm zen confidence of reading the road in front of you. Speak to you again soon!