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Learning to drive hell

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nicknameinerror Sun 25-Oct-15 11:09:18

I'm in my mid 30s and having driving lessons.

I need some perspective on whether it is going ok or if I should give up now...

I think I have had 6 lessons and have no previous driving experience - we're driving places but I just feel so stupid the whole time. Every lesson includes at least 1 mistake that requires instructor intervention either with steering or because I did something wrong.

I'm used to being able to do stuff and this is making me feel like an incompetent idiot.

Is that normal???

00100001 Sun 25-Oct-15 20:16:42

this is normal!

it can take 30-40 hours of lessons to get good enough, plus it's harder the older you get too.

if you're really struggling, and you think it is a co-ordination thing, consider automatic: My friend struggled for two years ignoring my advice - he finally went over to automatic, he sailed through! he found, because he had fewer things to concentrate on smile

00100001 Sun 25-Oct-15 20:17:12

also, you don't have to stay with you instructor - find another one for just one lesson and see how you get on smile

nicknameinerror Sun 25-Oct-15 20:43:57

Thanks! It's very hard to know if you are a totally hopeless case or not!
Gears are fine I think. My brain is just a bit slow.

My instructor seems alright but I guess trying someone else for a lesson wouldn't hurt.

Tbh I think I'm just used to being a successful-ish human being and usually pick things up pretty quickly in normal life....and this has thrown me in to a world of hideous pain. Which I probably can cope with if that's normal....

00100001 Sun 25-Oct-15 20:51:55

i does take time smile good luck with it all smile

nicknameinerror Sun 25-Oct-15 21:08:08

Thanks, probably need to be a bit more patient!

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