As a beginner learning to drive a car, there can be quite a lot of things you might need to remember or keep in mind. There might be a lot of nervousness too, as you get the car on the road. Getting an idea from those who’re already driving well should help boost your confidence. While there are numerous driving tips to remember, we have grouped and narrowed down the scattered driving tips into three simple tips. Each of the tips covers a few many points to be taken care of, but it should be easier for you to remember the tips this way. In fact, these tips can be somewhat useful not just for the rookies, but also the advanced drivers among you.
Read right on to know the tips and see if they are helpful.
3 important driving tips for the beginners
So here are some quick tips to get started with driving as safely as possible.
Tip 1: Take time to get comfortable and familiar with the vehicle
Nervousness and excitement are two common emotions you experience as you start to learn how to drive. A problem here is, in the excitement of getting to drive, beginners often try to rush through the basics of driving and try to get straight behind the wheel. Well, get behind the wheel- just don’t drive already.
- Take time to actually grasp the basics of driving.
- Familiarize with the pedals, gears different controls and buttons. This is very important, as when you actually drive without familiarizing with the controls first, you might get nervous every time you forget anything. This can lead to losing control and getting into trouble (accidents). So know your vehicle as well as you can before you hit the road.
- Read the driver’s manual to get an idea of traffic rules in your country. Read it a few more time so you remember them- no beginner remembers everything in one go!
- Another important point is, make sure you are comfortable in the car. By this, I mean, adjust your seat, the rear-view mirrors etc. in a way that you are sitting and seeing all directions comfortably. Adjust the mirrors in a way that you are getting the best view of the sides and the back. Ideally, the seat’s angle should be set in a way to have your back comfortably cupped in the seat. If there is an option to set the height, set the height to such where your line of sight is through the middle the windshield. Also, the seat should be positioned in a way that your feet can easily reach the pedals, without having to stretch your knees. Basically, make sure you are as comfortable as you can be with (and in) the vehicle.
- If you are an advanced driver, you can also keep car tools like automotive oscilloscopes
Tip 2: While driving…
- Start with
a less crowded area (obviously). Not only will you feel less nervous, but there
will be far less risk of actually getting someone to the hospital (hence the
lower nervousness). Practice a few (many) days before you finally get to roads
with serious crowds.
- For the
first few times, it is good to have a confident and well-driving friend or family
member with you.
attentive as you drive. Try to avoid any distractions on the road- if you ‘d like to stay away from
- Don’t use the horns unnecessarily. It can be so irritating to other drivers!
Tip 3: Driving safe
- Wear your
seatbelt, give indicators when turning, DO NOT drunk drive and apply every
safety tip that you read in the driver’s manual. Stick to the traffic rules so
far as possible and stay alert while you are behind the wheels.
- Remind yourself always that your driving speed should not depend on your mood or emotions. People have this tendency of rash-driving when they are very angry or too excited. On the other hand, many others drag their vehicle at 5 mph when feeling low. Don’t do either of that. In the former case, you can end up in a hospital and in the latter, you’ll end up frustrating other drivers on the road. If you feel too overwhelmed or overpowered by emotions, stop your vehicle and take some time or maybe walk home. Essentially, you should be calm and composed while driving.