It is a story that happened two years ago.
My friend offered to help me learn driving, car driving. She owned an omni. And I wanted to learn car driving by not going to a school. We planned the class format like every saturday one session of over 2 hrs until i learn. She would get the car, I would get the petrol filled.
That day i went to her house. And then we headed to a petrol bunk in the car and filled the petrol. There she took off and I was observing her skills of driving. We went to Gnanabharati university campus And she handed over the car to me...and sat besides.
I took off.
Frst half an hour in frst gear, she got scared at the speed i was driving. She asked me whether i knew driving, I swore i didn't knw. And then she said boys learn faster as they have in built skills for these things :)
Encouraged by all these I accelerated, forgetting that there’s a system in car called break.
and then I drove all over the univcersity campus
it was all empty, saturday it was
sooo i was the King of the road
She offered me to teach reversing the car…I myself tried, didn’t give her a chance…She asked me to take a right, but I swung left……Car went flying towards a gutter…
But i managed to stop it at right moment. She brought it back on to the road…scolded me like a true teacher.. and then after some more driving, it was time for us to leave.
I then turned the vehicle towards her house….It was travelling at a bit higher speed.
Suddenly there came chasing me…a BTS busssssss…..
I got scared and stoppped the car right in the middle of the road. Bus fellow started abusing me. There was a police man at a visible distance too.
She rushed out of the car and taken over the vehicle to her custody.
Remember…I didn’t have a icence, nor the car had any L board.
Thus ended abruptly my first driving class. I was happy at my progress..
And then next Saturday, i couldnt go in the morning as I was busy with my sister wedding shopping. Afternoon she got busy. She had to take her cousin to some exam to RTNagar. She called from RTNagar and informed me that she was free until her cousin finished the exam. “if u can come here, we'll drive on real roads at RTNagar”, she said. I agreed and went there beeming…like a proud peacock….
With the live traffic, I drove for over an hour…I was driving sooooooo good that I felt a great amount of pride for myself that day.
There were all small roads with cars being parked in front of all houses…one of the roads…oh! God! There was a lorry!! I avoided all those and swept past them skillfully, superbly and tactfully.
After all these, my teacher yelled "car odsodu kaltu bitte kano" (Boy! You learnt driving)
This made me overconfident of myself.
It was getting exciting as the hour flew. And i reversed the direction to give her the control back. She was also happy at my progress and at her teaching skills.
There we came across a wide road. Traffic was negligible on it though. I was driving very slow as I was exhausted and hungry.
There was a cross road and I saw a biker coming from the other part of it, he had to intersect my way.
So I slowed it down by releasing the accelerator completely. My car was going in a snail pace.
He too stopped realising me coming. I thought he'd probably wait till i cross, and mostly he too thought
I pressed accelerator, he accelerated too.
Both were against each other. and I got panicked. Instead of break, I pressed the accelerator.
Me fled fast, She requesting me to stop. And the bike fellow fell down injuring himself.
Thank God it was not a direct hit. When the clash happened bike had almost passed. There was a pillion who carried a box of flooring tiles. We rushed back to see what happened to them. Pillion seemed severely injured and the bike was out of shape. And the tiles were all over the field, of cource, broken.
An auto guy was waiting like a hawk to scream upon me. My frind was shell shocked.
I had no option but to take that fellow to a hospital; I offered him the same.
They didnt accept it, all he wanted, me to accompany him to a place where they worked.
I went along with him, no option otherwise, to rajajinagar, to that tiles shop.
One good thing I did was, I asked my frnd to leave the spot immediate as she had to pick her cousin.
And I took this injured person on my bike.
Mind you i didn have a licence (LL, two wheeler four wheeler…none).
Thats m sobbing story
Just then I received a call from home querrying me to rush back since some marriage related thing was pending. But how would I explain them that I was struck in this stupid mess, unwarranted.
Hospital guys took an x-ray of the injured people, saying that they must wait for the doctor to assess the reports…... :(
And then i stuck a deal with the shop people, paid some money and got released from the hell.
Went to a temple and put some tappu kaanike before going home.
When I narrated the story at home, they asked me to stop trying my hands at driving.
OKOK... i know u had a good laugh at it
After the marriage, I silently joined a driving school, coughed up some money to those guys and got my license within a month.
And my friend, kept calling me for the classes. She had enough of the taxes on her as well, due to the hit, omni’s left portion was a bit dented. I finally showed her the license and drove her car again, this time, like a professional driver. :)
DIYA has asked me to thank all those who supported her and inform you that she finally made a successful appearance at DL test and she received her DL last Saturday(!!) And that she now officially had "License to Kill"!!