Learning to drive a carBy Leslie Rhodes
December 15, 2018
The first phase of learning to drive can be a nerve-wracking experience for new drivers. Cars are convenient and help you reach your destination faster but are also quite dangerous when a driver doesn’t know how to drive. You must learn to drive safely so you won’t cause any accidents.
Here are some tips to help reduce your anxiety while learning:
Practice driving in empty lots: before hitting the road, new drivers can practice on a vacant parking lot. Practicing there will help you gain experience without putting anyone’s life at risk. You will have a lot of space to make mistakes and learn from them.
Always drive with an experienced and licensed driver: many states require a licensed driver to be present while a learner with a learner’s permit drives. Asides from the legal requirement, having an experienced driver helps the learner to develop confidence. They can learn from their mistakes and get instant advice on what to do in certain situations.
Follow speed limit: always obey road signs such as speed limit. Even if you see cars tailgating or passing you, do not be intimidated to drive more than the required speed limit. This discipline will help you during your driving test.
Don’t use mobile phones while driving: all drivers, both old and new must never use mobile phones while driving. For new drivers, this rule is more important because it is easier to make mistakes when they are distracted by phones.
Be comfortable in the car: before starting the engine, you need to get comfortable. Adjust your rearview and side view mirror to ensure that they are correctly positioned to suit your needs. Next, adjust the car seat to make it more comfortable. Your foot must also be able to reach the pedals with ease.
These steps can help you learn to drive a car with ease.