Lesson 2 – Monday 10.10.22
Today Phoenix it’s encouraging being able to say that having had no practice since the first time we met, you managed to get the hang of steering once again after a few minutes, combining that with slow maneuvering. So having done the suburban streets, I really felt that you were ready then to go onto the main roads.
You really have to watch that you’re not accelerating too quickly, and also your speed management must be at around 45kms until you feel confident of your steering, which can still be a little erratic. I want you to clearly remember now that speed must be reduced so that steering can be carried out in all maneuvers. I would say now that you must begin to practice, and it’s great to hear that your dad is going to take you out in the family car. My suggestion is that you do not go on any main roads, but rather cover those back streets / suburban estates. You’ve got to get used to taking a car very slowly around back streets, tootling around at 20-30kms so that you can brake, indicate, mirrors, head check – everything that you’ve got to get in. I’ve entered the link for a steering video into your online driver plan. I would really recommend that you have a look through that, and go to the “Drive” YouTube site and have a look through some of those initial videos, that will help you get used to some of that. I look forward to seeing next time, we’ll do some town driving. Thanks Phoenix!
Lesson 1 – 1st August 2022
A good start Phoenix considering this was your first time in a car. Today was all about getting the foundations correct when it comes to steering and handling the speed of a vehicle you are maneuvering which means that once you get this under your belt, everything else comes a lot easier.
I want you to practice your slow maneuvering around quieter back suburban streets looking into the road 12 seconds ahead and matching the slower speed so you can steer the vehicle correctly. Try pulling in, pulling off and moving forward, and pulling back into kerbs to get the hang of back street quiet driving.