Grand Theft Auto V.5: Guildford Edition

The driving lessons continue.

The previous two lessons have seen me drive in the dark and through a major downpour, which isn’t a bad experience, but my goodness, some cars have such bright front lights that even with glasses that are coated to deflect some of the reflection, it can be a bit of a pain if the other driver doesn’t dip their lights).  Took on the rain with no problems at all – although one tends to avoid the bigger puddles at the side of the road.  Having been soaked (during my cycling days) thanks to careless drivers, I’ll be damned if I’m going to do the same.

Took on turning around and reversing on the last lesson.  Much to learn – least that I must continue driving backwards and not keep stopping/starting (which means continue mirror-blindspot-manoeuvre checks).  Also, I think I need to improve my steering a bit.  This was the first time I had to turn the steering wheel quickly.  Found myself not following the curve around roundabouts when taking the first or second exits.  I was tending to keep going straight on where it’d be okay if I were turning off the third exit, but too darn dangerous if not.

I reckon by the time I pass my driving test, we’ll all have autonomous (or at least, semi-autonomous) cars!  Still so much to learn and think about.  And to practice.  But I’ll keep spending the money until I’m ready to take the test.  Would love to be able to pass it first time.  In the mean time, I don’t think playing any more Grand Theft Auto V is going to be doing my driving skills much good.