I'd change to a female instructor - That way, in the long run, you won't hold yourself back from learning incase your nervous about the possible pervert next to you.
If you're not comfortable with your instructor for any reason, it is perfectly fine to change.
After all you are the one paying, and if it is going to hamper your progress then why continue with them?
wtf, yeah you are definitely not overreacting, that would make me feel SO uncomfortable. I reckon a woman intructor would be better, as obv you will learn better when you are in a relaxed/comfortable environment. I think what Helenia said is probably the reason he said it, but still, it seems a little weird!
If it makes you feel uncomfortable just change, your paying a lot of money and if its going to effect your learning there isn't any point.
Maybe he is just covering his back but I don't think he should ever touch you accidently. I know often at the start people miss the gear stick if they don't look and accidently touch the driving instructor and thats not their fault, my driving instructor told me his pupils do that at least once. But really the instructor should never come into the position where he could accidently touch you.
My instructor said the same to me as something they have to say so if they to touch your leg by accident then you dont get freaked out.
I had a nice male instructor, he was great..said some weird things like 'i bet you just wanted to see that fit man over there' but it was meant in a joke..
get rid, if your not comfortable you won't learn
u shud get a gud sense of what is accidental and what isnt - like if he says do an emergency stop and you hit dat brake so hard dat his hand flies off the dash where it was resting and brushes ur leg then that is prob OK, but if say he puts his head btwn ur boobies and refuses to come out, or if say he tries to enter u while u r doing the 3 left hand turn then dat is prob too much. and if he gets u 2 practice the gear changes with his stiffy dat is also a no-no.
and dont think dat the woman instrutors is all ok - wat if u get de lesbian one who is also into the touchin up and things? and also the family freinds are the worst cos its been proved u is most at risk from someone who is known 2 u.
wer i come from the kids all thieve the cars n teach themslves to drive so no worries abt de instructor bloke lol.
It sounds to me like he was just having a laugh. If you feel uncomfortable though, you should change.
If he touches you or not I'd still change as at the end of the day you've got enough to worry about as a learner with traffic and controling the car without feeling even more uneasy about your instructor. I had 4 instructors before i passed. First one left the job, second was almost shouting at me for mistakes and the third kept pulling me over for talks on anything car related for like 15 mins at a time. The fourth is a star however! It's like anything, shop around! You'll find someone who you click with!
how did the second lesson go?
I hate male driving instructors and female, actually I only like good ones. i am sure my last female one was a swinger.
He might not have done anything wrong in the past but some people have been exposed in the media as dirty perv instructors. He might be worried that might happen even if he was innocent, though you certainly wouldn't put ideas into people's heads! I had an instructor who was dopey, and sometimes cut my lesson 10 minutes short then says 2 days before the test I wasn't ready. My mom complained to BSM and says my daughter is doing her test, I passed first time and when I went to book a motorway lesson months later they asked who my old instructor was and said she left good riddance! Make sure you find someone who wants to help!