When you are first learning to drive a car it can be challenging to understand and learn the rules of the road and to drive your vehicle safely. Driving a vehicle can be extremely dangerous if you do not have total control at all times, so being safe and careful is one of the best things to keep in your mind as you approach your driver education.
Always stay within posted speed limits. These speed limits are usually set up for a specific reason and are designed to suit the area. For example, speed signs are posted in school zones, usually of 40 kph or less so that drivers will slow down to allow for the possibility of school children crossing the road. If weather conditions change, you should adjust your speed too. Frost on the road in the morning can make for a slippery situation and rain on pavement that has not seen rain in many months can be equally slippery.
Pay attention to the road. This means no texting and no talking on the phone and no digging around in your vehicle searching for something that fell on the floor. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, no exceptions. Texting and other types of distracted driving are a major cause of many serious accidents and deaths each and every year.
Never drink and drive. Alcohol, even in small amounts, clouds the judgment and can lead to dangerous driving and fatal crashes. Do not become another statistic and make it a habit to drive sober, free of drugs and of alcohol. One drink before getting behind the wheel is one drink too many and you are not only putting your own life at risk but also the life of other people who are on the road at the same time as you.
Be prepared for any type of emergency. Keep some emergency supplies in the boot of your car, including flares, a blanket, a flashlight, jumper cables and water. You never know when you might become stranded on the side of the road and emergency supplies can help you out in these types of situations.
Keep your car in good running condition including regular maintenance. Have the oil changed regularly and have an scheduled inspection/service to ensure your vehicle is safe to remain on the road. Invest in a good set of tyres for your vehicle.
When you get behind the wheel of a car, you are dealing with a very large machine that can do a lot of damage to property, other vehicles and to pedestrians. It does not take much to be a careful and conscientious driver. Take the time to get to know your vehicle and how to operate it in a safe and responsible way at all times.Visit Our Google+ Page