Things To Keep In Mind As A Beginner Driver

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As a beginner driver, there are things you need to keep in mind while driving. This includes being aware of your surroundings, knowing the rules of the road, and understanding how to operate your vehicle.

By being mindful of these things, you can help make sure that you and those around you stay safe on the road. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Always wear your seatbelt, even if you’re just driving around the block

Wearing a seatbelt is one of the most important safety precautions you can take when operating a motor vehicle. While it’s easy to feel invincible when rushing from place to place, accidents can happen at any moment and without warning.

Wearing your seatbelt ensures that you are secured in place during an accident; this reduces the chances of getting ejected from the vehicle or sustaining serious injury from the jerking motion of an impacted car. So buckle up and never forget – always wear your seatbelt, even if you’re just driving around the block!

Drive defensively – be aware of other drivers and what they might do

As a driver, it is essential to practice defensive driving. By being aware of other drivers and their potential actions, you are in a better position to keep yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe.

Defensive drivers always anticipate what could happen next, proactively making decisions that limit the chances of an unexpected incident. This can include scanning the area around you and constantly evaluating any nearby vehicles’ intentions, as well as being prepared to react if they make an unexpected move or take a sudden turn.

Defensive driving also means being alert to changes in speed limits or weather conditions as well as traffic signals, signs, and road markings. It is important to remain focused while operating your vehicle and not let yourself become distracted by text messages or phone calls.

Ultimately, defensive driving is all about being proactive – rather than waiting for something bad to happen, taking control of the situation will ensure that you stay safe when out on the roads.

Don’t drive when you’re tired or distracted – it’s not worth risking an accident

We all know that driving safely and following the rules of the road are essential to preventing accidents. But often overlooked is the fact that being well rested, alert, and un-distracted is just as important for staying safe on the roads.

When you drive while tired or distracted, your reaction time slows down significantly, increasing your chances of getting into an accident. Driving when you feel sleepy can also impair your judgment and reduce coordination between vision and hand movements – both critical for safe driving.

In addition, being heavily distracted, whether from talking on your phone or eating a snack, impairs cognitive functioning and decreases visual processing speed – drastically increasing the chances of making careless errors behind the wheel.

Therefore, it’s essential to drive only when you are fully rested and undistracted in order to safeguard yourself and those sharing the roads with you. It’s simply not worth risking an accident in order to cut corners on safety guidelines.

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It’s ultimately up to each driver to use their best judgment when getting behind the wheel; after all, being a responsible driver is essential for maintaining road safety!  So don’t take any unnecessary risks – drive when you’re well-rested, alert, and completely focused on the task at hand – because it could save your life or someone else’s!

If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to being a better, safer driver. And, of course, the best way to become a great driver is to practice.

The more time you spend behind the wheel, the better you’ll get at it. If you’re interested in getting some additional driving practice and instruction, contact Northwest Driving School. We offer a variety of courses that can help new drivers feel more confident behind the wheel, and we have experienced instructors who can answer all of your questions.

Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more about what we offer.

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Written by:
Rich Heinrich
Master Instructor / General Manager

Instructor and Office Administrator

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