'The only thing limiting you is yourself' Ken Poirot ... See MoreSee Less
Three anxious drivers will chauffeur me around today..... Their different coping strategies interest me! The first has discovered that if we walk around as we plan our session at the start, it discharges the panic that she finds builds prior to a lesson. The second one finds somewhere safe to stop if things become overwhelming without prompting now, shuts her eyes and breathes in and out equally. It's amazing to watch how quickly her whole body relaxes.... before she feels able to set off again! The last has fairly severe panic attacks. Once stopped, he finds that shutting his eyes and cupping his hands over his nose and mouth while breathing deeply certainly gets rid of the worst feelings of his panic. He then voices a 'This isn't going to stop me' mantra till he feels able to drive again. Acknowledging that it can take 15 minutes for a bad attack to subside, but knowing that his body is doing the best it can at this time, has been a big help. ... See MoreSee Less
Is turning right into a side road potentially more dangerous than you think.... and is there anything you could do about it?
We often don't think twice when turning right into a side road, do we? You go through the checking of mirrors, a signal, and then slow or wait opposite the junction, looking for a gap in oncoming traffic... that's it isn't it?
But how about the traffic behind, especially if your junction is just around a bend or over the crest of a hill? Many crashes happen when a car hits the back of another.........!! Is there anything you can do about it?
Well, if you keep your wheels straight and keep an eye on your rear-view mirror, you might have the option to accelerate and drive away from the situation!! No crash and no being pushed into oncoming traffic!! Phew!! 🚗 ... See MoreSee Less
Working with a mix of lovely drivers today:
🚗Starting with a Polish lady who has dyspraxic tendencies and wants help with dealing with getting lost when on big roundabouts when driving ahead or turning right.
🚗A first on-road lesson with a lad with Global Developmental Delay and some processing issues. He's super keen to start learning to drive. ... See MoreSee Less