Getting your driving license is something to be happy and excited about. It’s a new page in your life. It gives you a chance to be responsible for your life and others while driving. You have the chance to join other drivers and enjoy taking charge. Before you get all excited and driving, here are a few tips to keep you and others safe even as you enjoy this point of your life.
You won’t get much experience by driving rounds in the parking lot or street roads which don’t have too many activities. Gather courage and drive on highways where you get to change lanes, overtake and see how other drivers are driving. This way, you’ll gain confidence within no time.
If you feel you are too scared, you can take along someone with more experience in driving, and as you drive, they may be able to guide and make you feel safer.
Avoid Distraction at All Costs
You don’t have to use your phone, that call can wait, that text is not too urgent, and that conversation with guys at the back can continue with your eyes fixed on the road. Distractions are significant causes of accidents, and you never know until it is too late. Always keep your eyes fixed on the road. If there’s anything you need to do, like take a call or text, you can find a spot and pull over. Better safe than sorry. As a new driver, you don’t want to start collecting tickets or increase your insurance rate due to accidents.
Read Road Signs and Practice Defensive Driving
Reading road signs is the only sure way to know that you are doing the right thing. Make sure you observe all road signs. Even if you are an excellent driver, road signs are always critical. As you drive and observe road signs, remember you stand a chance of being hit by other drivers, keep a close eye on the other cars on the road. Keep away from someone who is over speeding or coming in out of traffic. Remember, as a driver, you are responsible for yourself and those others on the road, protect them.
Always Avoid Tailgating
One of the leading causes of rear-end accidents is tailgating. Avoid it because driving too close to the car in front is dangerous and is also rude. Make a habit of keeping at least 70 meters away from the vehicle in front. This way, you are sure you are far enough for your safety and those on the other car.…