Driving Notes
1 min read

Driving Notes

Driving Notes

I recently learnt how to drive a car and have been able to drive in Delhi traffic which is a huge personal win for me this year.

So here are my thoughts and takeaways from the whole learning process:

  • Just because you have your foot on the acceleration pedal doesn't mean you have to accelerate, you can also choose to move at a constant speed.
  • Never reverse the car in a blind zone and don't assume things in the blind spots
  • Driving is just an orchestration between gear changing, acceleration and breaking. Better the timing of each of these, smoother the journey.
  • Engine has inherent braking mechanism, use that wherever it is required , especially during downhill drives. Realised this very late, used to always press clutch before braking which generally increases the speed of the car. Clutch first vs brake first depends on what speed you are at.