A bit late in life , but started car driving lessons ... :)


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i have started learning driving cars with the help of a friend ...

i think i got my bike and car license long time ago ... i am sure it is more than 15 years ago ...

getting a driving license here in India is not a big deal ... the driving test isn't that complicated ... so i got my license easily ...

I have been driving bikes or motorcycles from age 16 ...

But never had enough time to be good at driving cars in the streets ...

i never could set aside some time to practice ...

anyway with the help of a friend i have been getting driving lessons every Sunday ..

and it feels really good to practice driving and be good at it ...

Few things i have to keep in time for the next driving practice ...

Changing lanes or overtaking on a two-way road involves some specific steps to ensure safety. Here's how to do it:

  1. Signal Your Intentions: Before changing lanes or overtaking, always use your turn signals to signal your intentions. If you want to move to the left lane, use your left turn signal. If you want to move to the right lane, use your right turn signal.

  1. Check Your Mirrors: Before making any lane change or overtaking, check your rear view mirror and side mirrors to ensure there are no vehicles in your blind spots.

  1. Check Blind Spots: Turn your head and check your blind spots by briefly looking over your shoulder in the direction of your intended lane change or overtake. This is especially important if your vehicle has significant blind spots.

  1. Maintain a Safe Following Distance: Ensure that there is a safe following distance between your vehicle and the one you intend to overtake. You should have enough space to accelerate and pass the slower vehicle.

  1. Accelerate Smoothly: Once you've confirmed it's safe to change lanes or overtake, accelerate smoothly and gradually. Do not cut in too close to the vehicle you're overtaking. Maintain a safe distance as you pass.

  1. Keep a Safe Speed: Ensure you maintain a safe and legal speed while changing lanes or overtaking. Do not exceed the speed limit.

  1. Observe Road Signs and Markings: Be aware of any road signs and lane markings that indicate whether it's safe to change lanes or overtake. Some areas may have no-overtaking zones, which you should respect.

  1. Overtake Safely: When overtaking, pass the slower vehicle and return to your original lane only when you can see the entire front of the vehicle you've passed in your rear view mirror. Do not merge back into your lane too soon.

  1. Be Mindful of Other Road Users: Be cautious and considerate of other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, especially when changing lanes or overtaking near intersections or crosswalks.

  1. Practice Patience: If it's not safe to overtake or change lanes immediately, be patient and wait for the right opportunity.

  1. Use Turn Signals Again: After completing the lane change or overtaking, use your turn signals again to indicate your return to your original lane.

Always prioritize safety when changing lanes or overtaking on a two-way road. Be aware of your surroundings, follow traffic rules, and exercise caution to avoid accidents and conflicts on the road.

Thanks for reading my thread :)
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Thanks Sandy

i drove around in a not so crowded place for 2 hours in the last 2 Sundays ...

i must try it in busier streets , but i will do it a bit later when i feel more comfortable doing that ...

Learning driving in a car like this and a place like this is fun ...



Actually from the last 2 attempts i would give my driving a 7/10 ... lol :)
You right to drive in crowded place when you are more comfortable ..and like you said will had been fun glad you do enjoy it ..
the car btw looks great :)
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Thanks Sandy ,

Here is a real picture of the area from inside the car ... This is from today's driving practices ...


From the roads of a south indian state ... :)