I drove a car.
Learning to drive has never been a high priority for me. At 17 I was terrified by the whole idea; at 18 I couldn't afford it; at 19 I took my CBT and never looked back. But it's a skill I knew I ought to acquire at some point, for holidays and emergencies and so on - it was simply a case of waiting until I had the time and the money.
I went through the AA and I think I've struck lucky with my instructor: he recently taught another pupil who had held a bike licence for some years before starting to drive, so he has a good idea of what my particular problems and skills might be.
My findings so far:
- Cars are big.
- Steering-wheels are weird.
- Clutch WTF?
Still - according to the national average, only another 44 hours plus 22 of private practice to go...