I have already told you about my car driving na.. Finally for past few months I am driving everyday to office. But I always had Ms.Young accompanying me. but this week she is out of town and I am driving all alone. Driving alone is making me scary. I always felt if she was next to me, she would tell me what is coming from left. While parking and taking the car out she would be there to tell me what’s there. But missing a person for just to improve driving skills is bad, but what to do??
So I drove successfully, but the last day, today became a mess. I was in a rush to cross an important signal, and hit a car in the process. I mean, bumped on it. I knew I was going close, in the panic state, I put my leg on accelerator instead of brake. But luckily some cells in my brain worked, I put handbreak instantaneously. Luckily nothing happened to Honda CRV which was in front of me. just few paints marks went missing. Luckily the driver and owner came out, saw me in almost crying state, just asked me to be careful and left. Yes, they left without making a fight or asking for money. No scene was created. So, I missed the signal, waited next to his car for the signal to get cleared.. The driver,( honda’s) signaled the driver on my left side to lift my bumper which was hanging half down hitting on wheels. That guy helped me, smile at me and asked me to be calm. He suggested that I cross that signal, and take help of autowala in the stand and get the bumper tied with rope. I just followed his instruction. Went there, spoke to the traffic constable standing there, got the bumper tied up. Yes, still people around us help us in need. Strangers can become your friends too.
Finally managed to drive till the car service centre which is near my office, but throughout the 10 kms journey my heart beat rate was high. Gave the car, and asked the service people to drop me at office. I am here typing, but still scared. What would have happened if I didn’t pull up the hand break. Or if there was a big fight or if the damage was more??
One of my colleagues told me, “accidents happen only when you think you have mastered driving or the confidence increases.”. I felt it is so true. Just today I felt, yes I can drive and this incident has shaken me.
Hope I drive back safely.