Driving schools dealing with canceled classes, lost revenue
It's been said that it takes nerves of steel to teach a teenager to drive, but poor sight lines, icy roads and snow-narrowed streets are serving up an extra flurry of challenges to driving schools in the region.
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#1 Feb 7, 2011
it must be hard to teach a new driver something that only experience can teach.
good luck to the schools and the new students.
#2 Feb 7, 2011
"All right, very slow, careful, wider turn. Look beyond the Santa Fuel truck. Watch the pedestrians walking in the street. They have the right of way." Knepler said, never raising his voice, but firm in his instructions.
"I actually prefer teaching in this weather," he said later.
"My feeling is, if a student can drive in these conditions, they can drive in any conditions."
It's a good idea to practice in a vacant snow-covered parking lot to get a sense of how a car handles when the tires don't have much grip, he said.
"Sometimes, when we get a little snow, I'll take a student out," Knepler said. "But when the conditions get difficult, the lesson is over."
I agree with the instructor....if a student can drive in these condition, they can drive in any conditons.
I also would like some of these AZZhole drivers to take a course with the instructor, because it beats the heck out of me how they EVER got THEIR license.....
#3 Feb 7, 2011
you're right zelda
i can't figure out how some people live in connecticut their entire life, like myself, and still don't have a clue how to drive in snow.
#4 Feb 7, 2011
they honest and truly CAN'T DRIVE period.
remember when WE learned to drive...a car length for every 10 miles...now these idiots think because they see a space, it's for them to cut into...STUPID..
and I remember reading an article that these drivers don't even realize that when they hear an emergency siren from either a fire engine or ambulance they're supposed to pull over to the right...come on now
BUT then again, I remember reading about a lot of hanky panky going on at DMV, people working there accepting bribes and giving out licenses without proper testing, etc
#5 Feb 7, 2011
oh and another thing that pisses me off, notice how the high beams (xenon lights are coming at ya)
We were taught to put our low beams on so as to not blind the person...
and some of these vehicles have not 2 but FOUR headlights...I believe they're called "fog lights"
I sure wish the car manufacturers would do something about this...the SUV's, Jeeps, and some others especially....then even if you're in front of them, the lights are blinding you in your rear view mirror and side mirrors......
#6 Feb 7, 2011
looks like topix hit a nerve on ya when it comes to driving.......how about when snow is PREDICTED how people run to the supermarket as if they won't be able to get out of the house for weeks at a time. like we live in the alps.
we live in the largest city in connecticut. main st will ALWAYS be cleared. even with these two HUGE storms this winter, stop and shop was open the next day.......it makes me laugh and scratch my head, where are these people coming from......we(people) are the most amusing animal on the planet, so smart and yet so stupid;)
#7 Feb 7, 2011
LOL The same thing happens here. Let someone hint of a storm and every supermarket is packed.I remarked once what happens after someone buys all this food and then the electricity goes out it will spoil.We had 8 in of snow and it was like the world was coming to an end.We are supposed to have a light snow Thur, Crazy winter and the other day it was 70!
#8 Feb 7, 2011
I totally agree with you. When your on I95 or the Merritt and leave enough space between you and the car in front of you, some idiot will always cut in.
#9 Feb 7, 2011
and then they 'WONDER' what causes accidents?
AZZholes is what.
How about on the Moses Wheeler Bridge?
There's not even a break down lane...ever notice that?
God Forbid if you had a flat tire, or your car overheated, some sort of car emergency.
It's bad enough when an officer stops you in a break down lane or you're changing a tire in a break down lane, WHAM, you're a gonner, because some AZZhole creams ya
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