Driving Lesson

From a writer’s perspective, it more or less went like this…

Plan a safe route and anticipate any obstruction.

Approach the vehicle. Walk around the vehicle inspecting the tires and road contact surfaces. Observe obstructions, pedestrians, and animals within the vicinity of the vehicle.

Enter the vehicle and make necessary adjustments for comfort, visibility, and safety. Engage the ignition sequence. Turn on primary power and observe the instrumentation. Test and verify the operation of all exterior communication devices and indicators. Test lighting operations and all audible and visual warning signals.

Assume the safe control position and engage secondary ignition sequence. Glance to visual reverse reflectors and verify any obstruction. Rotate the spinal column and maintain a level view of the exit path. Do not engage the transmission of power. While viewing in reverse direction, familiarize yourself with position of brake and acceleration controls.  When direction force is at idle, and the braking device is in operation, engage the reverse transmission of power to the drive system. Pressure upon the system can be felt and you may slowly ease braking pressure. As you begin any turn in the reverse direction, glance to alongside vehicles and maneuver to avoid contact. Apply slight acceleration to the drive system when required. Always return to reverse viewing position. Do not proceed in any direction that you cannot observe. Test the reverse braking by gentle application of the braking device.

It is extremely dangerous to proceed in a reverse direction perpendicular to oncoming traffic; do so with great care. Reverse into the lane which leads to your destination so that the front of the vehicle faces your destination. Once you have reversed into the appropriate lane, your vehicle should be positioned in a forward direction. Stop the vehicle and engage the forward transmission of power to the drive system. You are now prepared to accelerate towards your destination.

There are three methods of acceleration: instinct, carnal, and virtue. These accelerators have varied propellant characteristics and properties. Instinct should be your primary source of acceleration. Carnal offers intensified acceleration, but may incur some loss of control. Virtue offers maximum maneuverability and a greater degree of anticipation. By varying use of the three accelerators, your vehicle will achieve safe arrival at your destination.

You can employ the braking device at anytime, however the mass of the vehicle will take a longer time to slow at greater speeds. On treacherous road surfaces, or in the presence of obstruction, virtue should be your primary method of acceleration.

 

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