When the fact that a woman and a car are incompatible concepts, says a man, it’s still something you can understand. Male chauvinism, fear of competition – all this is understandable. But when such a statement sounds from the lips of women – this is completely incomprehensible! Eh, they do not know, unhappy, how much they lose!
But after reading this article, we hope they will understand that getting rights and buying a car should appear as soon as possible in their list of the most pressing matters! So, if you are already driving, you probably will not learn anything new from this article.
But if, for some ridiculous accident, you still do not know all the many advantages of this lesson, you can certainly expand your horizons and get rid of some prejudices and myths. Which, by the way, very diligently were created, basically, by men around you.
A car is the same undeniable achievement of civilization as a computer, mobile phone or washing machine. So why should you refuse it?
Indeed, because no one calls you to use wooden accounts, pigeon mail and wash clothes in the ice-hole! So what did the car do? Why, instead of comfortably driving in a dry and warm car, do you stand for hours (in the cold and in the rain!) At stops and pushing in the subway? Just because someone once drove you into the head that the car is just an attribute of a man.
A woman simply can not learn to drive a car.
True authorship of this deep thought belongs to those men who are afraid to panic that a woman will do it better than them. In fact, their fears are fully justified. The fair sex has every chance to become better drivers than, for example, their husbands. Believe me, in the female nature there is nothing to prevent you from driving! But there is much that will greatly outstrip the men!
On driving training, you need to spend many years.
This is also a myth. However, its authorship is, rather, belongs to women who simply try to dissuade themselves from going to a driving school. Seriously, of course, all women are very different, and therefore they can leave very different times for training to drive a car. But on average, with a good instructor, after 2 months of regular practice, you will feel quite confident. Although after you first find yourself alone with your car, you, nevertheless, will expect a pretty strong shock. However, after a month of daily trips to work, the shock will completely pass, and after about six months you will forget about trembling knees and will experience a great buzz from driving.
You can use your own husband as an instructor.
Never do this if you really want to learn how to drive! Alas, but this mistake is tolerated by many. Remember, your husband will never be able to teach you how to drive! The only thing he can do is to permanently discourage you from doing this. Why? Yes, because that’s the goal he pursues! Even if he does not want to admit it to himself! In fact, he is just trying to prove to you and himself that the machine is an exclusively male prerogative. And one more tip: do not drive with your husband until you feel very confident at the wheel. Otherwise, you will hear so much “pleasant” in your address that you will never be able to acquire this very feeling of certainty.
Another fatal female mistake – to learn to drive a car by her husband.
Perhaps this advice may seem strange to many: even if you are just learning to drive – do it in your own car. A husband’s car, even if given to you, will forever remain his, not your car! That is, here to the usual male chauvinism will also add terrible jealousy. The husband will be meticulously inspect the car after each trip, almost under the magnifying glass looking at any scratch (and they, in the first time will appear inevitably).In addition, he is unlikely to do it in silence. It’s just that men for some reason generally treat machines much more reverently than women, and if it’s about their own! Let the former!
And what if it breaks !?
In the sense of what to do if something terrible happens in this terrible aggregate. By the way, for anyone, everything can be a complication: from filling the car to changing the punctured wheel. In reality, all this is solved very quickly and easily. In order not to panic every time with any breakage, it is not necessary to study what is under the hood. Some basic possible problems you very quickly remember simply automatically, without any tension of mental abilities. I assure you that in a couple of years at the wheel (especially if it’s a domestic car), you’ll know perfectly well what, where and why you can break down, fly off, stop working, etc. But this is not the most important thing. The main thing is to find a good master who can quickly and not too expensive repair your car. Although the owners of new foreign cars here are somewhat more difficult, because they will most likely have to contact the service. As for gasoline, then at most gas stations there are specially trained personnel, and a punctured wheel will surely be replaced with a gentleman passing by (perhaps there will be even more willing than wanting punctured tires). By the way, it can very well be that you will not even get money for this.
If these five letters inspire horror, you clearly dramatize the situation. Here is just the case when you can rejoice that your sex is the opposite of the employee of this service. And because a woman driver is much more likely to avoid a fine than a man. A couple of smiles, lowered down the eyes and everything will go well only with the wishes of the inspector: “Do not break more!”.
Many women are sure that driving a car will deprive them of their femininity, make them man-like.
Fortunately, this is all just a rare nonsense! In reality, even with a driving experience of 10 years, a woman still remains a woman! And the car will drive like a woman! By the way, contrary to the opinion of men, this does not mean bad.
Extra stress associated with a car can have a very negative impact on health.
But in fact, everything is just the opposite! Firstly, as soon as the first stress you have passed, driving the car will start to bring you great pleasure and in itself will be the best cure for stress. Secondly, driving is very good for health in general. For example, you will inevitably have to sleep more. Just after 4-5 hours of sleep per day you can not drive a car normally. And a sense of self-preservation will simply make you sleep more. In addition, you will automatically automatically give up alcohol. That, you see, for health, is also not harmful.
Often a woman is forbidden to drive a car on the pretext that, they say, she will be taken to work and from work, to shops and in general, where she only wants.
Do not agree! You are deceived! Well, firstly, very rarely all these good plans are implemented. Or a man can just not be long enough. But that’s not the point! Let it really turn into your personal chauffeur or hire for you one. All this is just an attempt to make you even more dependent. I approve on my own experience: the feeling of freedom that the car gives, when you yourself sit behind the wheel, is incomparable with anything! Yes, let the traffic jams, let the cars, striving to overtake you and rebuild right in front of your nose, let the hamish traffic cops! But all this is just nonsense, compared to that insane sense of freedom and boundless self-confidence that covers when you rush through the night streets! By the way, the speed can be quite reasonable. It’s not in her, but in the inner sense of the flight.Try it! You’ll like it!
Many women postpone the purchase of a car but for financial reasons, listening to the popular belief that “a beautiful woman must drive a beautiful car.”
In the meantime, they have not saved money for a beautiful car, for some reason they do not want to buy something simpler. Meanwhile, any driver, remembering how he started, will tell you that the first car does not have to be very expensive and super beautiful. After all, even if you feel yourself at the wheel very confidently, the first car is still a kind of simulator, on which the skills of driving are honed. And so the scratches (and sometimes the dents), the discs bent on the curbs, the burned out clutch and a bunch of other problems – all this, alas, is almost inevitable at first. And, you see, it’s a pity if all these “delights” go to your expensive and beautiful car. The conclusion suggests itself: do not immediately spend money on the car of your dreams, which is perfect for new shoes, coats or earrings, and in which you will feel like a Hollywood movie star. It is better to practice on something simpler.
But the argument usually brought by a familiar man (most often a husband), trying to dissuade you from buying a car: “You just can not drive!”.
That is, it does not seem to be your affiliation with the female sex. Simply personally, you are incapable of it. For some reason, this argument on many women acts simply fascinating and convinces like no other. The logic is quite understandable: the closest person tells you about it, who knows you very well. Probably, from the side it is more visible. But, as practice shows, only in a very small percentage of cases these warnings turn out to be true. The fact is that just people (healthy, sane and with more or less normal eyesight), who are absolutely incapable of driving a car very little. And the probability that you will be among them is extremely small.
Fear of getting lost on the road, not oriented in the maze of city streets.
Fortunately, this fear in most cases is absolutely unfounded. Of course, among women (however, as well as among men) there are pathological topographical creams. That is, those who even remember the route from home to the nearest store from the tenth time. But most women perfectly orient themselves on the map and are extremely rare. For the first time, it is better to plan the route in advance, having carefully studied the map before the trip. Later it will only be needed if you find yourself in an absolutely unfamiliar area.
The first time after buying a car to feel confident driving, it is better to drive only on roads where there are few cars (to the cottage, to the nearest store, etc.). And in the city center it is better to leave only later.
Alas, this often leads to the fact that a woman can not learn how to drive around busy city streets with traffic jams and a dense stream of cars. Of course, this does not mean that on the first day you need to leave at peak hours on the busiest street. But to accustom yourself only to driving on a suburban highway is not worth it. I know a huge number of women driving cars for 5-10 years, whose departure to the center still causes panic. They simply “trained” for too long “to go somewhere in the yard, and so they could not get used to the extreme city movement. So, my advice – immediately learn to drive in the city!
It is impossible to drive a car in heeled shoes and that it is necessary to carry with you some special shoes (slippers or sneakers).
To be honest, it is difficult to understand where this myth came from. The only shoes unsuitable for driving a car are shoes or boots on a very thin and high stud. Everything else is completely acceptable. There’s really one trick here: when you’re just learning to drive, do not go to the same shoes. Try driving in sneakers and shoes with heels. Then you have problems with spare slippers for driving just will not arise.
Sitting behind the wheel, the fair sex representatives start convulsively pasting their car with numerous red and white triangles with exclamation marks, the letter “U”, kettles and ladies’ shoes.
And in vain! Most drivers (both men and women) are not too enthusiastic about such warnings. But if men just say that after seeing such a stuck machine, they first try to outrun it (at the same time, to see what kind of frame is sitting behind the wheel), then a special bout of irritation is caused by a triangle with a woman’s shoe. The arguments are as follows: if a woman hangs a sign on the car, she seems to apologize to others for what, such a fool, she sat behind the wheel. A pier, you already excuse me, that I here am disturbed to you on road! Well, I’m a woman, that from me you will take! In general, if you do not want to be thought about like that, limit yourself with an exclamation mark or the letter “Y” (on your choice) on the rear window. And try, while you feel behind the wheel is not too confident, do not seek to drive immediately in the left row and, moreover, with great speed. Caution on the road at first is much more effective than all these pasted signs!
The frequent mistake of refined young ladies sitting behind the wheel is the inability to express … their emotions.
If a man curses in a critical situation, the woman will remain silent. And in vain! Undoubtedly, driving a car is a very emotional exercise, so you have to be able to cope with feelings that are overwhelming you at times. Psychologists are convinced that in this situation the best way is to swear (it is possible, by the way, and quite censorship). This instantly relieves stress and the person calms down. So, ladies, learn to swear!
Another fear that haunts potential car enthusiasts is the fear that their car will be stolen.
But from it the insurance, and also anti-theft means (in a complex with strengthening of nerves) perfectly saves. Of course, not everyone can afford a garage (although often it is not an obstacle for hijackers). In addition, the machine can disappear from the parking lot in front of the supermarket or while you are sitting at a party. Yes, all this is true, but it is absolutely not a fact that this will happen without fail with you. However, the chance of this will increase significantly if you hear statistics about the number of cars stolen, you mentally include in their number and their own, not even bought. Thoughts, as you know, materialize. Therefore, a healthy nervous system and not too violent imagination are the first anti-theft drugs to think about. In addition, there are many automotive anti-theft devices (their effectiveness is very different, so it is worth consulting with a professional). And, finally, the insurance of the car against theft is very reassuring (in case this trouble happens to you).
And what if I crash into a Mercedes?
The drugs from this phobia are three: all the same self-hypnosis, the ability to drive well and again insurance. Let’s start with the first: if you are convinced that sooner or later you hit a car that costs five of yours, the probability of this event is extremely high. This I again about the materialization of thoughts. Therefore, I advise you to just do not think about it. Which, however, does not mean that insurance of civil liability (that is, when the insurance company pays damages in case of an accident) does not make sense. Very much even has! And above all for your own peace of mind. In the end, more often, accidents do not occur at all because of your inability to drive, but thanks to the drivers around you who think of themselves as Schumacher.
Often those who are afraid to drive, argue this fear of getting into an accident. That is, to suffer yourself (the surrounding Mercedes is not taken into account here).
But, firstly, the better you drive, the less likely it is, and, secondly, statistics state that the chance of dying from a brick that has fallen from the roof is not much less.In general, the arguments against this myth are very similar to the previous ones. To avoid this, you need all the same self-hypnosis and excellent driving skills. Of course, driving a car is a risk. But, as is known, without him life becomes gray and fresh. Moreover, if we put this very risk on one side of the scale, and on the other – all the numerous advantages of driving a car, the second cup will outweigh, of course.