Today we were going to go over approaching and emerging from a junction, but we ended up doing a lesson on the Push-Pull steering technique. I am absolutely rubbish at it and it cost me £25 to have my driving instructor tell me over and over I am doing it wrong.
Here is what is expected of me:
Another Push-Pull sample
See below for the way I learned to turn a car. Notice they are both American techniques. If I do these on my UK test, I will FAIL instantly:
American style push-pull and slide technique
Now, I spent 24 years using the two American steering techniques. It is quite a battle to fight that conditioning to do the British Push-Pull steering, but if I don't master it, there is no way I'm passing my test. No pressure then!
I heard somewhere you have to do something 21 times to learn it, and 21 times more for it to become habit. *sigh* I really need to drive the car every single day. That's all there is to that!