I was back driving occationally about six months after the car accident which gave me a brain injury but I wanted more. I wanted to be formally taught better driving and I want to help the canoe club I run by being able to take people on trips so I needed to get a minibus licence. This is a very faffy and expensive process, read jriddell.org/diary/?p=114 Passing a D1 Minibus Licence in Edinburgh on my normal blog for the gory details. After failing twice, once my fault and once the fault of the training company I was very agitated when it came to the actual test but I'd done all the sensible things of getting a good night's sleep (except for the bit where drunk people rang my doorbell at 2 in the morning) and driving lots and eating healthy. I thought I'd screwed up at the end where I came off a motorway and broke the 30 limit I'd entered but the assessor was fine with it. So now I've shown myself I can learn and improve, I've improved my driving (something everyone should do but especially if you know you have made a near fatal mistake) and I can help my friends and community by taking them places. I took a dozen people to a loch for a paddle to celebrate.
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