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i have twin boys who are turning 18 this year. They have there learners permits, so we are doing the driving hours. As a holiday treat I thought I’d let them drive with me to port Macquarie, which is between 13-14 hours drive. Before leaving we were driving down the freeway and I was lecturing them about other drivers on the road and that you need to be cautious of everything around you. Just as I’ve finished my lecture, I was overtaking another vehicle on my left and to my horror, I saw headlights heading straight for me. I panicked, slowed down and went into the left lane behind the car I was overtaking. I couldn’t believe it, I was on a two lane freeway with a strip in the middle. Where did this car (taxi) come from? Once he seen us he drove onto the middle strip. But, I defiantly got my point across.


Posted by Jilliandobson.66@gmail.com, 14th February 2015


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  • … oh that is super scary … but a great lesson.

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  • stories are great

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  • reading these stories are great

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  • at least you proved your point about being aware while driving and that was a real life lesson for them. When i went on a lesson with an instructor (we where in a group) in a mini bus and he pulled of the side of the highway to demonstrate the range of view of our rear view mirrors and a truck was overtaking a car and caravan, he swerved around them and nearly wiped us out! that was so scary. Defensive driving is a must for young drivers

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  • Good advice with a practical demonstration. Being aware and alert is so incredibly important when driving on the road.

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  • Thanks and yes professional lessons are on the agenda

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  • You can never be too cautious these days… People just come out of nowhere!

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  • Scary! That certainly would have backed up your point!

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  • Wow.. you didn’t expect that but was a practical lesson it was in proving that anything can happen at any time. The roads can be so scary for us all

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  • unbelievable, unfortunately you have to be aware of everything going on around you, probably a good lesson for your boys, even if a little frightening, good luck with the lessons, and don’t forget a few professional lessons so that they don’t learn habits that you may have picked up, I have twin sons and it is amazing what a difference a couple of lessons made, good luck and safe motoring

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  • Yes, I always tell my husband to look out for other drivers! Unbelievable.

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