I hit the national highways by my car for the first time, for about 6-7hrs travelling a distance of more than 350kms. Started from my house in Chennai at around 2.45pm and finally reached Blr (Bangalore) at around 9.30pm or so with about an hour of break in between. Driving on the highways in the night was a bit daunting at first, but then I managed to latch onto a good driver whom I tailed for about 2hrs+ at speeds of over 80km+ usually. Had a mild scare or two in the forward journey, what with my vehicle hitting those few potholes that were there on the way. Overall it was a nice experience, for a first time long distance driver.