What was not easy was trying to remember the sequence of events (a dozen acronyms to remember – POM (Prepare Observe Move), MSM (Mirror Signal Manoeuvre), remember to signal, turn the wheel, stay within your lane, be alert to parked cars, oncoming traffic and other hazards and (!) manage to turn at the same time. It was not too hard with my wonderful instructor softly instructing me at every step.
What I find hard is keeping the pavement in view and keeping the car close to it. I tend to veer too far from the kerb and into the middle of the road. But that will also come. It will.
The instructor bravely let me drive half way home, down a steep hill (whee!) and in regular traffic. It’s a good thing she has her own set of clutch and brakes!
Lesson 2 ended with a discussion about Indian men and how hard it is for a woman pedestrian in India. Don’t ask how we got to that subject!
Lesson 3, next Monday, same time.