Driving For The First Time

Skyler McKinney, Editor

Learning to drive is considered by most a BIG step forward in life, so naturally the thought of it can be daunting. 

In my experience, it was much easier than I thought it would be. I was around 15 or so when I first started to drive, soon after I got my permit. I was nervous like most people, so when I finally sat in that driver’s seat it was a huge deal. 

I learned by just driving up and down an abandoned road which was all around a good place to learn the basics.

Pacer Sophomore Sam Salamat wanted to share his story.

“Ok, so I was like fifteen when I first started driving,” said Salamat. “I still drive almost daily.”

When asked about his opinion on driving, Salamat responded, “driving is extremely easy for me. The only bad thing would be how stupid the other drivers are and making sure they don’t hit you.”

“I would describe driving as easy, it’s just natural, like breathing,” added Salamat. “In a way you just go with the flow and eventually it feels really boring.” Salamat wanted to accentuate how driving comes naturally and isn’t as hard as people think it is.

Pacer Sophomore Henry Meckert also wished to share his thoughts on driving.

Meckert said he was 15 when he started to drive. “I was pretty nervous the first time I drove,” said Meckert, “Driving was a bit hard for me at first, but I think it’s because I was nervous.”

When asked about when the nerves start to go away he said, “After only two times driving in a parking lot I realized it wasn’t that hard.”

“Still, as I’m learning, I continue to realize that it’s pretty easy.”

Meckert also said when it comes to driving, “Driving is always checking those around you, but once you get the hang of that, it’s pretty easy.”