The Top Five New Driver Problems And How To Avoid Them

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For a lot of people, getting their driver’s license is a rite of passage. It means they can finally take control of their lives and do things on their own terms. However, for many new drivers, the road can be a tricky place.

There are all sorts of things that can go wrong – from getting lost in unfamiliar neighborhoods to running into trouble with the law. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five new driver problems and how to avoid them!

Getting lost

The first problem that many new drivers face is getting lost. This can be especially troublesome if you are driving in an unfamiliar area or city. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you have a good map of the area before you start driving. If you can, try to find someone who knows the area well and can give you some pointers.

If you do find that you’re lost, don’t panic! The best thing to do is to find a safe place to pull over and consult your map. Once you have a general idea of where you are, you can start looking for landmarks that will help you get back on track.

Running out of gas

Another common problem is running out of gas. This can often be prevented by planning your route ahead of time and making sure that you have enough gas in your tank before you start driving.

If you do find yourself running low on gas, try to find a gas station as soon as possible. If you’re in a rural area, you may need to drive to the nearest town or city to find a gas station. Luckily, most smartphones have a map app that can help you find the nearest gas station.

Getting pulled over

A third problem that new drivers face is getting pulled over by the police. This can be for a variety of reasons, but it is often because the driver has made a mistake. If you are pulled over, the best thing to do is to stay calm and cooperate with the officer. They will usually just give you a warning if they think you were in the wrong.

Even if you don’t think you did anything wrong, it’s always best to cooperate with the police. They are just doing their job and they want to make sure everyone is safe on the road.

Getting into accidents

Another common problem for new drivers is getting into accidents. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it is often due to inexperience. If you are involved in an accident, the best thing to do is to stay calm and call the police. They will be able to help sort out the situation and get everyone safe and on their way.

After an accident, you will likely need to file a report with your insurance company. This can be a stressful process, but it is important to make sure that everything is documented correctly.


Finally, new drivers sometimes have trouble with their car breaking down. This can be due to a number of factors, but it is often because the car is not properly maintained. If your car breaks down, the best thing to do is to call a tow truck and get it towed to a garage.

Regular maintenance on your car will help to prevent breakdowns. Make sure to check your oil level and tire pressure regularly. If you think something might be wrong with your car, take it to a mechanic and have them take a look at it.

Overcoming common new driver problems

While there are many common problems that new drivers face, there are also ways to overcome them. By following the tips above, you can avoid many of the problems that new drivers typically experience. With a little patience and practice, you’ll be driving like a pro in no time!

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Written by:
Rich Heinrich
Master Instructor / General Manager

Instructor and Office Administrator

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