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    So I have a bit of a problem that I want to solve.

    Passed my test two months ago and have been a superb driver since. Thing is, I passed my test in a small town with very simple roads. (Straight, left, right, roundabouts, occasional 50 mph road.) That's it.

    A few weeks back, I travelled on the motorway for the first time with my father and drove to Manchester.

    Holy hell, I haven't been so damn nervous and alert in a while. There were casual roads with 4 lanes, so many damn road markings, busy roads going in different directions. Jesus. I had my father helping so everything went well though I keep thinking about the future.

    How on earth do I fix this issue?
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    (Original post by Masq)
    So I have a bit of a problem that I want to solve.

    Passed my test two months ago and have been a superb driver since. Thing is, I passed my test in a small town with very simple roads. (Straight, left, right, roundabouts, occasional 50 mph road.) That's it.

    A few weeks back, I travelled on the motorway for the first time with my father and drove to Manchester.

    Holy hell, I haven't been so damn nervous and alert in a while. There were casual roads with 4 lanes, so many damn road markings, busy roads going in different directions. Jesus. I had my father helping so everything went well though I keep thinking about the future.

    How on earth do I fix this issue?
    The lanes are there for a reason. You stick to the lane which applies to you...

    Going faster than everyone else? Then use the outside lanes.

    Need to turn at an exit? Get into that lane prior to the exit.

    I don't see what's complicated Although, on your first time, you're bound to be scared! Everyone is. :yep:
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    (Original post by Masq)
    So I have a bit of a problem that I want to solve.

    Passed my test two months ago and have been a superb driver since. Thing is, I passed my test in a small town with very simple roads. (Straight, left, right, roundabouts, occasional 50 mph road.) That's it.

    A few weeks back, I travelled on the motorway for the first time with my father and drove to Manchester.

    Holy hell, I haven't been so damn nervous and alert in a while. There were casual roads with 4 lanes, so many damn road markings, busy roads going in different directions. Jesus. I had my father helping so everything went well though I keep thinking about the future.

    How on earth do I fix this issue?
    Like any aspect of driving, it takes experience. Just like how it probably took a bit of time for you to get used to e.g. roundabouts when you first learnt to drive.

    Are you still living in a small town? Will you be able to get more experience on bigger roads?
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    Like any aspect of driving, it takes experience. Just like how it probably took a bit of time for you to get used to e.g. roundabouts when you first learnt to drive.

    Are you still living in a small town? Will you be able to get more experience on bigger roads?
    Yes unfortunately I'll be living here for quite some time. I was thinking that perhaps maybe going back through the highway code might be a solution.

    Manchester completely shook me. I'm not saying I couldn't handle it. I just feel as though, if my father had not been there, I may have maybe taken a wrong lane, wrong road etc.
 
 
 
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