7 Thoughts All Learner Drivers Have During A Lesson

Wednesday 3 January 2018

1. 'Wait, how do I drive again?!'

Why is it EVERY time I get in the car for a lesson, I have a complete mind-blank on how to even start the car, let alone any of the complicated stuff like manoeuvres and roundabouts?!

2. 'I definitely used to know my left from my right...'

Such basic knowledge, which seems to go out of the window every time I get behind the wheel. It's also pretty essential knowledge... Do you think I can have an 'L' and an 'R' on my hands for my test?!

3. 'Could have sworn you had to leave a two-second gap from the car in front, so why is this big shiny car right up my arse?!'

The curse of the L-plates - people think they can intimidate you into driving faster/push you into messing up for fun by driving uncomfortably close behind you. 

4. 'I probably shouldn't swear so much, my instructor might think I have road rage.'

Personally, my instructor KNOWS how foul my language can be when I'm driving, whether that's because other road users are being infuriating, or because I've stalled again. Either way, he's warned me I should probably tone it down by the time I do my test...


This one is my biggest pet peeve. It's been drilled into me to indicate nice and early to let other road users know what I'm doing. Frankly, it's a pretty simple action which makes it a lot easier for everyone. So whyyyyyyyy do people not do it?! (Especially when I'm a naive, easily confused learner!)

6. 'Stalled again... Sorry, cars behind me! Shut up Sian, they can't hear you...'

I always apologise to cars behind me when I stall, or when I realise I'm going too slowly, or when I'm in their way whilst practising my reverse parking. And then I hear my instructor chuckle next to me and remember that they can't hear me... Oops.

7. (When I do something right) 'YES, NAILED IT! TEST, COME AT ME!'

It's the little things...

Do any of these sound familiar to you guys?!


Sian xo 


  1. Haha I had the exact same thoughts when I was learning to drive (even if it was 7 years ago!!) this post made me chuckle :)

    1. Honestly Saira, I don't know how it becomes second nature to experienced drivers?!?! I'm glad it made you smile! :) xo

  2. I'm going on driving lessons soon, so will be able to relate I'm sure! Have you got any tips from as a learner? Toning my swearing will be hard!

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

    1. Honestly, my best advice is to just relax before you take your first lesson, don't be afraid to ask questions and take your time! The main thing is to let yourself enjoy it xo