There's nothing quite as humbling as having to take fresh driving lessons when you've been a Formula One Champion three times. But Nelson Piquet and his wife Viviane were obliged to take the driving awareness course because of repeated speeding and parking offences.
The couple must attend a week of lessons to learn good and safe driving conduct and then pass an exam. The classes in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, will cover careful driving, first aid and rules of the road. Piquet acknowledged that everyone had to learn from their mistakes. 'I got tickets for all kinds of reasons, including parking where I shouldn't', he told the Brazilian media. The former racing champion said he and his wife would make good use of the course.
Piquet, one of the best known racing drivers to come from Brazil, has reportedly often been seen driving at speed around the streets of Brasilia in high performance cars.
Gary Duffy, BBC News, Sao Paulo
New Words (Từ mới)
ngượng ngùng, không có gì đáng tự hào
bị buộc phải tuân thủ, làm một việc gì đó
lặp đi lặp lại, làm lại
những vi phạm, hành động bất hợp pháp hay phạm tội
hành xử, ứng xử
learn from their mistakes
rút ra bài học từ những sai lầm của mình
được đưa tin hay nói là