Have you ever had to learn the hard way? I’ve learned the hard way many times, but the hot summer of 2012 I really did learn the hard way! My parents finally gained trust in me driving and decided it was time to get me a car. I got my car at the end of my freshman year but couldn’t drive it until my sophomore year. My parents got me the car I have always wanted; a maroon mustang with black rims and blacked out lights.
The manual Fiat can give anyone a hard time when you find too much traffic in their way home because they have to change shifts every two seconds. Also, the car can turn off by itself while anyone is changing shift. Another feature is that the manual Fiat is easy to maneuver in a dangerous situation. Being able to control the acceleration of the car, anyone can control the brake of the car with the shift stick. Usually, you’ll find yourself in the situation of making a quick stop, so the manual Fiat helps the driver to stop easily using the shift stick by reducing velocities.
The engine only has a few little bugs. But some of them are just an annoyance. James R. Healey, a car reviewer for USA Today, says, “The car usually shifted fine, but too often it was guilty of rough gear changes and slightly balky hard throttle downshifts” (3). Most new cars have smooth gear shifts and you can almost never feel your engine downshift. I have to say, the first time I heard the hard clunk of my engine I thought something was wrong with my transmission.
For instance, at first, many drives follow the speed limit, but after a short time they feel confident that they can go faster and handle any situation that may come up. They don't realize that the faster ones goes the more control is needed to handle the car and only realize this after losing control of the car and crash into a car or over turn the car on the road. In addition, after driving a short time, many people believe they no longer need to keep both hands on the steering wheel and begin driving with one hand and in some cases with their knees. A friend of mine always drives with her knees when applying her makeup. She believes she can control the car just as good with her knees as she can with both hands.
And on this beautiful day I got one step closer to becoming a man because I took my driver’s test, and I passed. I can remember everything like it was yesterday. It was Tuesday the day before Halloween. I woke up to get ready for school with one thing and one thing only on my mind, would I pass or fail my driver’s test. I went to school and I can remember being so anxious to get out of school to achieve this goal that long awaited me, but the school day seemed endless.
Teens will have to handle a lot of instructions and rules of the road, and they must be ready for this responsibility, so teens must take driving lessons. An example,"I'm concerned that you will learn something in this car that will help you be a safer driver," Wilson told Steven Pike and Fletcher Burckhardt (Ayo, Laura). I think it was a speech about learning to drive at a younger age. Because when we learn to drive on knowledge of how to drive safely and situations we encounter while driving. So learning to drive very important.
“Incidents of “road rage” were up 51% in the first half of the decade, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,” writes Andrew Ferguson in Road Rage (553). It’s sad that due to road rage many innocent commuters suffer the consequences. It has also happened to me while driving; because I’m driving to slow, the person behind me starts to blow the horn. And, it makes thing worse because then I will get mad and drive even slower. In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553).
Some of them said that, this was pretty much dangerous; they advised me leave the car at garage before it was too late. They were right, but two of my friends and I whose names are Seyran and Mihri, did not listen to them. So we talked about what we were going to go next. After that, we decided to go ‘’café de keyf’’’ which is far from our neighbor. To go there, I had to use highway and at highways, there were cars that were going with 150 km/hour.
Stopping distances for an email have been discovered, that it takes thirty-six feet to come to a complete stop. Sending text messages adds seventy feet to come to a complete stop. Texting while driving not only puts you at risk for harm to yourself. You can run red lights; you can respond incorrectly to a road sign or not see it all, which could cause a collision. Especially texting at night is severely dangerous due
I was determined to learn to ride that bike that summer without any training wheels. The feeling of doings something like that for the first time is a bit scary but I was excited! I had seen my dad put my training wheels on so I figured I could take them off, I wanted to surprise mom and dad with me teaching myself how to ride a bike all on my own. Once I got the training wheels off with a little help from grandpa I was set. As soon as I got on it i feel right down before, I could even started to pedal, it made me feel discourage but I was determined, so, I wasn’t going to give up.