(Original post by mackemforever)
well tbh, if he is strict then it will make you work harder to cut out the small errors in your driving.
It doe's help a lot, but sometimes I'm a bit dubious of his decisions. For example, on todays lesson these things happened:
I was going up a narrow road and a learner was doing a turn in the road. I was going to wait, but was then told i'm being too hesitant, and I could crawl past him, so should go.
I was going up another road and a learner was once again doing a turn in the road, behind him another learner was waiting. I was told if I waited too I'd get a hesitancy, so had to overtake them in the otherlane and hope nothing came (it was right by a junction).
I was driving down a DC and 2 guys ran across the road, 1 went all the way, so I started to take a bit of speed off incase the other carried on. He stopped so I picked my speed back up. I was told I was too hesitant again. I should have carried on at the same speed as the 2nd guy might have looked behind me, saw it was clear and so waited.
Finally there was a roundabout in a box junction, but people were ignoring the box entirely and lining up at all entrances and blocking the roadabout. An opening appeared so I went (turning right) looking left a car was coming at speed an entrance I was going to pass, so I took a tiny bit of speed off to make sure they wern't going to smash into my side, I saw them slow so I picked up speed again. Once again I was told I was hesitant. He said I had got right of way so regardless if they were going to drive on the roundabout (like every other car had) and smash me up, I should have kept going!
For the above I picked up a serious for hesitancy and planning! Everyone I asked would have done the same or at least took a bit of speed off - and it seemed the right thing to do at the time. These kinds of comments from my instructor confuse me slightly.