Friday, September 28, 2007

The First Class.

Sir, this is a steering wheel. The purpose of this is to steer the car, give direction, make car turn towards left or right; and to hold the car in a steady line. Turn this gently, turn right and you need to turn left by equal amount. So you need to keep dancing this steering wheel, left and right, right and lest, so that car moves in straight line.

I nod. (as if I never knew all this before, only thing I lacked was its control )

This is accelerator, this is brake and the third level I will tell later. Accelerator is used to move car ahead - increase the speed, brake is used to decrease the speed - stop the car.

I nod.

Today I will control everything, you try to keep the steering straight. We will practice holding steering for first three class, then we will move on to acceleration and brake.

I nod.

We then start the car and proceed further. We are in some by-lanes of our area, with no body around; rarely some other vehicle makes its presence felt. As I control the steering, he keeps making gestures and moving his hands furiously, towards left, towards right. A passerby came in front, I move the steering towards right, negotiating perfectly and he shouts "Aiyy-yaya-yo-yooo, don't turn anywhere" with such a volume that the poor passerby himself is stunned. I ask questioningly and the instructor replies gently hold the steering wheel, not that hard grip and turn slowly. Okay we will learn further in the next class.

That's how the first driving class ended.


Milind said...

driving class is fun..
and so is the RTO exam..

we were deceived by the rto officer.. he kept the hand brakes on before we sat on the driver's seat..

it gave us jitters until we managed all the next test to pass :)

Piyush Sarode said...

I never had trouble with the RTO exam.
When I went for driving test, inspector asked me to drive on the standard test track and once I started driving he started going through the remaining pile of license applications. At the end I had to tell him that I have completed one full round on the track.

Sheetal said...

LOL :) driving school teachers teach like we are those newly borns :) its funny when we hear / read from someone else after experiencing it :D


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