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post #11 of (permalink) Old 27th August 2007
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Hi Katie - its all about practice and guaging distances - not easy when anyone is watching - go to an empty car park and practice. When my son was learning to drive I made up some poles (a couple of brush shafts with wooden bases) and let him practice in a big empty car park and of couse at first he knocked them over (no damage to the car though) - I gradually reduced the length of the poles until he could do it with ease. Not everyone has good spacial awareness but it can be improved with practice and training afterall there are even female pilots nowadays - persistance is the key. One other means of improving this skill is to go to an empty space and get someone to stand with a couple of traffic cones (or something similar) about 20 - 30 metres in front of you and ask them to place them at what you think is the correct width for your car and then drive forward and see if your judgement was correct. You could also try this with your boyfriend and se how good he is at it - he may be surprised.
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