Another thing we learned the other day, is that not all hire car companies allow you to use their vehicles for driving tests, because of the insurance. So we're having to devise a cunning plan for Charlie to take his test and we think we're going to use my same driving instructor's car.
Anyway, back to my lesson and halfway through my second lesson, my instructor told me I was being too cautious at times and just needed to speed up a bit to fit in with the speed racers in L.A.
The funny thing is that as she's constantly spouting the rules, other drivers are blatantly flouting them. For example, a young Paris Hilton-esque turning out of a petrol (gas) station without stopping and talking on her mobile phone all the way without a clue in the world (roll on 1st July when the new hands-free laws come in I say). Loads of others obviously didn't know who had right of way at an all-way or 4-way stop. It's very frustrating!!
Ah well, will get there in the end. Apparently for teenagers who pass after the six hours of lessons, they are then required to do 50 hours of more parent/adult supervised driving, so feel better that after my next lesson on Monday I'm not expected to suddenly take to the road and be a total pro.