Over a period of four months, I learned to drive. Then I passed the driving test and bought a car. My family and I were thrilled to be mobile but I still was somewhat hesitant each time we ventured out.
Persistence kept me at it even on snow-covered roads. I was succeeding.
Then it happened.
My parking spot is a stall park with neighbours’ cars very close on each side. For several weeks now I have parked there successfully.
And then it happened.
There was snow piled up between our cars. My tire was pushing against a pile of snow as I attempted to get in deeper further back into my spot. My foot needed to go to the gas to get over the snow tuff so I pressed the gas and turned THE STEERING THE WRONG WAY and BANG!
It happened. My first fender bender.
Both cars were scratched. I left my information on the newly banged neighbours windshield.
Please call me. I smacked your car.
My guess was a few hundred dollars to repair the scratch, which I was ok to pay considering my insurance deductible amount is $300. I was ok to pay the repairs and keep my accident away from my insurance coverage.
A few days later I am informed that the neighbour’s damage was quoted at $2600! WOW!
A closer look revealed that my car also had more than a scratch.
Yes Yes I know the rule – Love Your Brake Love Your Brake!
Even though I passed a driver’s test, my learning continues.
Stay alert out there people!