Driving In Heavy Traffic

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Chris N.'s Comment
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My 3rd day of drivers training and my trainer says he is going to test me in heavy traffic. I say bring it on. Well it was an eye opening experience. I was scared s!!@#@ it is very taxing on you and your nerves. Missed a few gears, had some heavy braking and near misses but didn't hit anything , or be hit. I made it through but it was hard. Wore me out. Day 4 I will learn to drive with cruise control. My right leg is sore from pushing down all day. Never realized how hard truck driving can be. I will survive my 6 weeks and it will be worth it.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Sore is good lol. Just kidding and congrats on making it through the challenge. Once you're all done and start driving on your own, good trip planning will help in avoiding some of those heavy traffic times but the reality is, we all get stuck in it. Keep up the good work.

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Heavy C's Comment
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I feel your pain my friend as I drive through and around Boston quite regularly. Eventually it'll be your left leg that will hurt more smile.gif

Great job getting through it.

Marcus K.'s Comment
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That heavy traffic never stops eating away at your nerves . It is a dangerous world out there . Just try to somehow keep some distance between you and the crazies and watch them mirrors . In driving school i asked why we looked in them all the time . Answer was " to know if any cops were following you " Yea. Seems that was sarcasm . I have been saved from a bad situation a time or two by knowing that lane next to me was clear enough for me to go into . i.e. 60mph going over small hill in highway to find the other side was full of stopped cars that could not be seen until making the crest. there is a lesson for you . Always make sure you have that space next to you if you see a overpass or hill in road that you can not see everything on the other side . that is my two cents worth anyway .

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