“Stop the car!” I said. My teen daughter had managed to hit the gas and make the car lurch forward in first gear, but we were going a lot faster than I’d anticipated. It was her first driving lesson. We were in an almost empty parking lot at 8:00 a.m., but there were a few other vehicles around and I didn’t trust her steering skills.
“How do you stop?” she responded. “I don’t know what to do!’
“Hit the brake! Push down on the brake! With your foot!” I may or may not have been yelling. [Read more…]