Yes, I got to practise a bit.
Where did you go?
Um, we did the same thing we always do. We do errands.
So you drive from home to grandmothers and back?
Break this A to B habit.
Plan the training portion for your new driver.
- In the first 15 minutes,
- plan to circle a few blocks in the closest residential area
- and do three parallel parks.
- then three stall-parks at the closest parking lot.
- then five lefts and
- five rights, trying to find the most complex turns in the area, depending on how they do on the simple turns.
Then take off to drive A to B!
Thanks, MOM! Thanks, DAD!
Driving is a never-ending chain of decisions. Making decisions is critical to building a smart, aware new driver. So let them make the decisions!
Often a student enters my car following one of those premium full classrooms and complete in-car courses. They come to see me to get another opinion (very wise) and check on their readiness for the test day and for a lifetime of survival.
Recently we met at their lovely school, and they jumped in. After a brief chat, I suggest they drive. After several requests to lead them and my repeated rejection to not lead, they focused on the task and away we went.
After 10 minutes of observing, I stated that we were close to where they lived.
‘Yes,’ they exclaimed. ‘When you asked me to drive wherever I wanted to go, I was totally lost. All the other trainers told me exactly where to turn and where to stop. So for you to let me go, it wasn’t easy.’
‘So I drove from my school to home because that’s the only route I know.‘
HA HA HA HA, HA
I Have Evolved