Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Driving - ARG!!!
Posted by twilightrose333 on May 05 2009 10:19 PM
AnimalHugger - I used to get confused when going in reverse too. Just remember to turn the wheel in the direction that you want the BACK of the car to go in. If you want the back of the car to go right, turn the wheel right. It's easier than thinking about, "Okay, I have to turn the wheel in the opposite direction that I want the car to point in..." It becomes a lot easier when you think about it as the direction you want the back of the car moving in.
Also wanted to ask, do you guys have TERRIBLE depth perception like I do? Part of it is that I have not-so-hot eyesight, so my eye's physical ability to perceive depth is poor, but I think the dyscalculia has to do with it too. I have run into or clipped so many things (all inanimate objects, thank God) thinking they were further away than they actually were. Now I just assume that everything is really close, so I end up parking with like 6 feet between me and the car next to me, LOL. Whatever, I haven't hit any cars in over a year, so obviously it's working. Does anyone else have this problem?
omg thank you for the advice on backing out,for the first time i backed out without stopping to think or just randomly guessing,lol.yeah only when it comes to parking does my depth perception suck,i either park over the line or way too far away=P.my mom said when park to just look at the left side where the line is and try to match up with that.