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terrifying thrill ride

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by mikensara, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took my daughter with her brand new learners permit out to drive. all was going well she was going down a steep hill and was smoothly using the brake. Told her theres a very sharp corner up ahead take it easy. she under turned the wheel and was heading for someones yard. I reached over and yanked the wheel sharp (the tires were squealing) and told her to stop. Shes laughing hysterically and I was telling her put it in park and get out I am driving home. I forgot what it was like to be a new driver [​IMG] I admit I was scared enough I thought I was going to have a heart attack. It was hard but i did not yell at her and she did not panic but I do not want to get in with her behind the wheel again.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Reminds me of the time I let a friend of mine drive a car for the first time. First she'd turn the wheel from side to side continuously, like they do on TV, making the car swerve. Then when I asked her to pull over, she did so, at full speed! No slowing down, just turned the wheel. Offroad!
    She got her driver's recently, I'm proud of the driving school:lol:
    But hey, I learned on a tractor. Ended up in the (empty) chicken batteries first time. Couldn't stop the stupid thing!
     
  3. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh...thats nothing.....try going up in a small plane (terrified of heights) with your 17 yr old DD who just got her pilots licence [​IMG]
     
  4. sfw2

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    I feel your pain. Our youngest finally got her license, last week. We finally paid for her to go to a private driving school, because we freaked each other out when she drove.
     
  5. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reminds me the first time I was teaching my DS to drive.
    He wasn't paying much attention and was headed for a power pole in our yard and I was sitting there saying, "stop, stop, STOP!!!!!"
    He stopped and looked at me like I was weird until I pointed out the power pole.
    He was going to put the truck in the shop and again was not paying attention and almost drove into the door. Only had to shout stop once.

    He's older and getting better. Did have to tell him to slow down on a gravel road covered in washboards and on a corner, he was going too fast. Just reminded him of a couple other drivers who did the same thing and ended upside down in the ditch.
     

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