Driving Experiences with my Dad

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To celebrate Father’s Day coming up on the 19th June I am writing this post dedicated to my dad and my driving experiences with him. 

So Let me first tell you a bit about my dad. 
He’s in his 80’s and still drives locally around his town popping to the shops or doctors. 
He’s been driving most of his life. Back when my dad started driving in the 1940’s there wasn’t much of a driving test. 
You just got in the car and drove around a bit! 
I always love to hear about his driving experiences and this quote is from him for when they used to take driving tests back then.
“They used to make us stop on a hill and get out to put an egg behind the tyre to see if you rolled back”
Haha, imagine doing that nowadays! 
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Dad drove Milk lorries back in the 1960’s and he still says today it was the best time of his life. 

Of course back then there were many little farms dotted about the Cornish countryside, on quiet roads. Not like the stresses on the roads that the lorry drivers have today.

Anyway my dad got lots of best driving badges which he say’s makes him a better driver on the roads today. Driving a lorry gave him much more road experiences. Especially when it comes to spatial awareness. Driving lorries down country lanes makes you so much more aware of what is around you.

When I’m out in the car with dad his judgement is excellent. He is really good at negotiating when trying to get past parked cars or finding that space you don’t think exists! 

Driving with my dad is fun. 

He always gives a running commentary. Especially when we are pottering around our local area. He likes to tell me things like when he was a boy our local hospital was just a large green field. Or this road used to be a horse and cart road and over there used to be a farm that I used to pick up milk from.

I love these times together.

One thing that my dad is very serious about is tyre safety. He always checks my husband’s tyres on his car when we go round there as he does a lot of miles for work. Its a running joke now!

My dad always says “the most important thing on a car is the tyres, as it’s the only thing in contact with the ground”

I have to agree with him. Tyre safety is so important nowadays and I know when you are driving your kids around you want to be in a car that’s safe and roadworthy. 

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  1. June 11, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Awww your dad sounds lovely, I love the story about the egg! Brilliant. 🙂

  2. June 11, 2016 / 6:36 am

    That's so interesting about the egg. I love listening to the stories about the local area where I live too. It's lovely for you to be able have these special times with your father. #triballove

  3. June 10, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Loving the egg thing – nice that you can enjoy some quiet time in the car with your Dad without all the distractions of modern life, just you two chatting #triballove

  4. June 10, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Awww how sweet! I wish it was as easy as that to pass a test now!

    Lucy xx


  5. June 10, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Aww, cute post 😀 It seems like your driving experiences with your dad are a lot more pleasant that the ones I have taken with mine aha x

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