Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My second experience

My second attempt at driving a car here went much better than my first one. Mainly being, I didn't hit anything. Its not really all that difficult, if you take your time, go slow, and pay a lot of attention to what's happening around you.

The only problems this morning was timing. It was 8:00 am rush hour traffic, it was raining, and I was following the girl, who likes to drive fast. And went a completely different direction than I was expecting.

I'm pretty good with directions, and have only been lost twice in my life driving, that I can remember. So I knew how to get to the place, but I was following her and she went down a road I wasn't familiar with, so I lost my bearings immediately. I would have figured it out eventually. Its a small city, and everything is close together. But she kept driving away from me, then having to stop and wait.

She also decieded to go on the dual carriageway, which is 4-lane divided highway. I wasn't expecting that. Everyone merges from the wrong side. But I made it, and didn't kill anyone. So I guess it was okay. With a little practice, I think I can probably do this.


Craig Calcaterra said...

I've never driven on the left (intentionally anyway). A half dozen cab rides in London were scary enough. I don't consider myself a control freak, but I found myself constantly wanting to grab the wheel and get the car over into the right lane.

Ron Rollins said...

The only thing I can liken it to is being right-handed, then trying to do everything left-handed. If you're an athlete, doctor, etc.

You can do it, but you really have to be carefull. Because you're right. I kept drifting into the other lane. Good thing there was traffic.

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