Sometimes I wonder how I passed my driving test. I barely know any of the road rules (despite my best efforts to learn them and get used to abiding by them) and I barely know how to work my car. I try to avoid driving as much as possible because of this, because honestly, I’m afraid that I’m a danger to myself and others.
The last time I drove my car I ended up mounting the curb on a busy intersection and ruining the front of my tyres. Luckily no one was hurt as everyone saw me do it when the lights went green, but it could’ve been pretty bad if someone hadn’t noticed my car blocking half of the footpath and the road. After this incident I needed a wheel alignment service to fix the damage I had done. It was an expensive and embarrassing mistake, but unfortunately, it’s not the most damage I’ve caused.
I don’t want to get into the details of all the accidents I’ve been a part of, but I will say that no one has been seriously injured in any of them, and in the end that’s all that really matters. I have also restricted the amount of time that I drive significantly, so I’m clearly making a big effort to not let anything bad happen ever again. I now only drive when I have no other option. If I can walk, ride or take public transportation, then I will choose those options every single time rather than get into my car.
After the wheel alignment service, I made a promise to myself that I would never again need any sort of auto repair. Adelaide mechanics are seriously beginning to know me by my first name as I was always going into different mechanics to have my car repaired. That’s not the reputation you want.
I’ve signed up for a safe drivers course that will begin next month. I hope it makes a difference and that I can get behind the wheel again soon. Wish me luck.