Do you remember the feeling when you first learned how to drive? More than likely whoever taught you also told you what a big responsibility getting behind the wheel was. No matter how long you have been driving there’s always room to improve.
Keep reading to learn how to become a better driver.
Know Your Car
This is high in the list of driving tips because if you do not know your car well the chances of getting into an accident are higher. You want to take your car out in all types of weather (snow and rain included) and see how it drives.
Sometimes people have had their license for years but they avoid driving in bad weather and have no clue as to how their cars will react in weather other than sunshine. Understanding how your car will react will not only help you during an emergency but it will also teach you the most about your car.
Use Turn Signals
If you have been driving for a few years now, you might be guilty of not using your turning signals anymore. If this sounds like you this is not safe for anyone out on the road including yourself. Not using turn signals is dangerous and can cause an accident because the other drivers do not know what your intentions are.
Even when no one is around, still use your turn signals to help you stay in the habit of always using them.
There is such a thing as being too close to another vehicle. ALWAYS maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. You never know when the car in front of you might suddenly decide to slam on the brakes because they miss a turn or their exit.
If you are too close behind them you will end up slamming into their vehicle and causing an accident. Typically in most states, the vehicle in the back is the one found at fault.
Follow the Speed Limits
This goes without saying but being a better driver means following the rules of the road. If the speed limit is 30, there is a reason it is that low. You put your life at risk, pedestrians, and other vehicles at risk when you choose to disobey the speed limits.
If you are in a school zone make sure that you follow the change in speed in those areas as well. Even if they feel like you are crawling, the children’s lives in the area are all at risk and if you are speeding you can cause a tragic accident.
Now You Know How to Become a Better Driver
Now that you are aware of how to become a better driver, it is time to put your new-found knowledge into action. The more time you spend driving the better you will get because as the old saying goes “practice makes perfect.”
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