L (M, N, O) P!
[Jeremy Brooks http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/524220474/]
Well he’s done it. My 17 now had his P plates.
Today he went from L to P.
L – license. The competency based training and assessment system/ lessons have been great. J has been driving for about 8-9 months and has had seven lessons in the last 7 weeks. Competences checked and then reviewed in later lessons.
M – movie – seeing Animal Kingdom tonight.
N – new stuff. As someone who hasn’t had a driving lesson in gulp….30 years…I learnt some new stuff while J had his seven-lessons-to-get-his-Ps. Granted, nothing revolutionary, but for eg. we drive a manual & when I see a red light ahead I sometimes slow down by dropping down gears. J’s driving instructor Ron said “if you know you have to stop, just stop, then put the clutch in.”
When you think about it you get a license at 17 or so and then…that’s it! – no refresher, no updates, no nothing. Interesting. Lifelong learning when driving…maybe not?
O – oh I am so pleased I will no longer be mistakenly driving around as an L-plater (when J forgets to take the L plates off). Being regarded as the occasional P plater lifts me a little, lol.
P – so pleased for him. Another step for him and for me. Like a lot of these things – a bit of a double-edged sword. I’m sure I’ll be worried when I know he is out there driving around…
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