First Two Hours

I am always nervous when my friend would talk about me, learning how to drive soon. After I enrolled myself, they told me that they want to accompany me during my first day, they will just take the back seat to observe my driving. I even jokingly told them to wear safety gear like helmet and knee pad for protection in case something would happen. Well of course, I will not prayer for that, but I need your prayers to do it right.

Today was my first day, I even told Mj to hurry after their swimming session so that I will not be late on my driving lesson. I arrive there at 2:00 p.m.; they gave me my student permit and my identification card. The instructor introduced me the clutch, the break and the gas or accelerator right away and how to use them. So today, I learned that the clutch is the most sensitive and the most used part of the car. I have to full step the clutch, then the gas, I have to feel the sounds of the accelerator if it has enough energy to move forward already. Of course you have to release slowly the clutch until you reach the half release; you would know that you are already in half release when the vehicle slowly will move.

Anyway, those were only the few I’ve learned today, I also was able to know the gear, how to do the primary, the secondary and so on and so forth, you always have to push over the clutch before you do the gear and so was the break.

I still have a hard time with turning left and right, I still could not do the right thing to turn the steering wheel. The instructor was always on the look out when it’s time for me to turn left or right. I almost hit a taxi! I almost hit a tree or was almost gone straight to drainage.

But he still let me drive in an open highway with so many vehicles around! Yay, I even asked him if he was sure to let me drive there. He said yes firmly and of course I am the student and I have to obey him. My goodness!

After the two hours of driving, I feel like I was torture and hit with so many woods in my body. My left legs were numbed for a couple of minutes and I was hardly walking in the street. Wish me luck tomorrow. Waaaahhh!!!

5 Responses to “First Two Hours”

  1. w0rkingAth0mE says:

    Last 2 years i enrolled in driving class as well though i learned but when i am in the actual i mean the street i feel that i can hit every wheels kaya ends up nalimutan ko na nman sya never practice na ulit .. well goodluck you can do it for sure mas malakas loob mo sa akin 🙂

  2. RyHeAnNe says:

    Good luck Ate Anne it seems you did a great job on your first lesson, haist ako ewan ko lang nerbiyosin ako eh, hehe.

  3. Dhemz says:

    hehhee…good luck! kaya mo yan Anne…..:) manual diay ang tudlo sa imo? mas sayon ang automatic…no need to shift gears.

  4. I Love-Hate America by Bing says:

    Wow, you're learning how to drive a manual? Usually , most driving schools teach their students to learn driving the automatic unless the students request it. Driving a manual is more strenuous for most beginners… And it's weird that your instructor is at the back…normally they're beside you.
    I don't want to drive a manual…I can't stand having to step on a clutch and driving with so many gears.
    Well, I hope you enjoy your lessons!

  5. imriz says:

    my SIL enrolled two yrs back s A1, 7k daw, cant afford it, kya, si hubs lng kys ko i-afford na driver instructor kasunigt naman, haist, ilang beses napalo paa ko bago natuto, haha.

    good luck to u.

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