Round And Round And Round

The second driving lesson saw the muscles in my right hand tested to their limits. I went through the rigmarole of the three tests for the Ujian Memandu Bahagian II in today’s lesson, namely the slope test, three-point turning and side parking.

The three-point turning and side parking were strenuous exercises. I needed to turn the steering wheel to the extreme right or left for both activities. The power steering was not of much help much when the steering wheel was turned while the car was stationary.

It was a great relief when Andy indicated that today’s lesson had ended. My right arm was getting feeble. The last time that I used my arm this much was when I was in Tokyo and Bangkok. Hopefully with a few more lessons, the strength in my arm will improve.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Round And Round And Round”

  1. I had similar experience. Don’t worry. Eventually you will develope your own method to solve the problem, FYI, I took many more extra lessons before I had the confidence to take the test. Don’t give up. I am sure you can do it.


  2. Has the car got a spinner knob on the steering wheel? It’s a great help, adding leverage when making turns at low speeds.

    The steering wheel is attached with a spinner/steering knob. Still, I need to build some muscles. Thanks for sharing.

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