Instructing in a learner’s own vehicle is always a bit of a risk. Ron was not that experienced when he took one lady for a refresher lesson in her late husband’s car. He should have known better, but still finished the lesson in the lady’s steep driveway. She entered at a reasonable speed, but gathered momentum rather rapidly as the two approached the garage door. Ron’s right foot hit the carpet, which reminded him: No dual controls! He grabbed the handbrake as tight as he could, just stopping short of disaster.
At the start of the next lesson Ron queried how the lady’s driving practice went during the week.
“I could not practice at all, “she said.
“Oh, you were not well?” Ron queried.
“No, its not that,” she explained, “I had no one to release the handbrake for me.”