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Driving hazard

May 19, 2007 tei o 4 Comments

I heard this news over the radio yesterday..that a 105 years old lady become the oldest driver in the world. She’s been driving for over 70 years and she doesn’t have a driving license as such thing didn’t exist then. They just buy a car and start driving. But she does not have a single accident in her driving record.

Sigh…

And me? I just had my first driving lessons last week and probably became the latest hazard on the circuit.

I’m not sure if I can live to 105 and even if I did, I’m not sure if I can still drive at that age.

Heck…I’m not even sure if I can pass my test.

I’m certain I’m going to have an accident within the circuit whilst I’m learning driving. My driving instructor kept asking me if I was very nervous…which I was.

I mean…all these cars on my left and right…not to mention all those motorcyclists as well. If only they can get out of my way, I wouldn’t be so nervous. As it was, I gripped the steering wheel tightly everytime I see a car either on my left or right.

And don’t even ask me the number of times I stopped suddenly and threw my instructor off.. He kept saying ‘brake slowly, apply the brakes gently’. BUT that’s what I did!!!! Well, I thought that’s what I was doing, anyway.

And how on earth do you co-ordinate all those movements between the legs, the hands and the eyes???? I’m forty, my refelxes aren’t that good anymore…I can only do one thing at a time.

Sheeshh….

Well..I’m having more lessons next week, and the week after that, and the week after that. Actually I’m having lessons for many weeks to come. And I’m convinced that either I or my driving instructor will have a heart attack before the end of my lessons.

Wish me luck people!

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  1. yeelee
    May 22, 2007 - 8:28 am

    after all that nagging, u finally stepped into the circuit and started your lessons. can’t wait to be chauffeured around by u! ^_^

  2. tiffany
    May 22, 2007 - 8:36 am

    Err… you sure you want to be chauffered by me? I don’t even trust myself. haha!

  3. Anonymous
    May 23, 2007 - 10:16 am

    Mrs Jaycock,

    Wait till the time come when you are suppose to drive out the the roads. it’s even more nerve racking. And you don’t drive at 10 – 15 km/h like when you are in the circuit. =P

    the silent visitor
    JC

  4. tiffany
    May 25, 2007 - 4:38 pm

    Thanks JC… you’re really reassuring….

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