TheInsanity1234 wrote:Despite the fact I've only been driving for 8 months or whatever, I've already racked up a fair list of near-misses and stupid moments, but each and every single one of them, I've learnt from.
For instance, there was one such near miss which happened during my Pass Plus, and basically, I was turning right out of an awkward T-junction and nearly 't-boned' a car coming from my left, and it was simply due to me failing to see it (although it was a bright red Mini...). But thanks to that incident, I've become much more cautious when turning out of junctions, and make a point of looking at least twice in each direction. Now, if I hadn't nearly hit that Mini, I'm not sure I would be equally as cautious at this time.
I have a bright yellow MX5 and long ago got used to people not seeing it. I drive with the same frame as mind as if I was on a motorbike and in any case or car never assume.
There is not a single day or time that I drive when I do not make some mistake; in fact I think I would be unwilling to get in a vehicle with a driver who would not admit the same.
To drive to a decent standard is constant self appraisal coupled with education and a willingness to learn.