I had my first driving lesson today, first thing after school. I was pretty nervous about it, because I’ve never driven a car before.
My driving instructor was a tall, laid-back seeming guy. He kept telling me that I needed to relax, so I guess my nervousness was showing.
To my relief, he started by running me through the basics – what does what, how the clutch works, that kind of thing – and preparing to drive, remembering to check the doors, the handbrake, the seat, the seatbelt, the steering wheel and the mirrors first. Then he got me to actually drive a short distance, which was frankly terrifying, but obviously he wasn’t going to let me do anything stupid, and it was fine. He specifically chose an area where there weren’t many cars about, which I guess is standard practice for first time learners.
So I guess these lessons aren’t going to be so bad after all.