Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Driving Instructor Looking for Guidance
Posted by Kathy on April 13 2011 02:49 AM
Great reply Jus
I had an experience on our Bridge that links Bribie Island to the main land once. Only two lanes and I was in the middle of the bridge - no way off - when a Big solid painters Ladder started slipping from the back of his truck strait toward my windscreen, as I couldn't back up or move (headlines such as "Woman decapitated on Bridge" went through my mind. Just then a feak wind (I like to think a little miracle happenned) It picked up this huge wooden ladder and set it neatly right beside the bridge railings - of course I knew the truck drivers reaction - slam on the breaks right! - so I saw I had a little traffick break on the other side -I quickly got around him and indicated for the other driver behind me to quickly do the same - we both got around him just in time, he stopped (of course)!! but with two car spaces behind him no one ran into the person in front. Cool Hey!! - could have been a huge mess!
As for driving with dyscalculia I learned on a manual VW Beetle called Alexander. My dads method - took me to the middle of a sheep paddock - he then got out and said "Drive home girley" (we lived on 580 Acres) so yes I worked it out or I would have sat there a long time. Actually for me it was a good way to learn as I had to physically do it all myself and it worked - not for everyone I guess!