Driving Tips You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

by Andrew Newitt

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You pass the test and you get your license and you begin to drive but you always know that there are some things that you just cannot learn in any other way but with experience.

For some things, it just needs for the time to pass and for you to get to know your vehicle and to learn things first hand.

However, it is always interesting to learn from other people’s experience as well. Therefore, if you are into safe driving, and you definitely should be, here are some tips that you should take into consideration.

Reasonable Music

Of course, driving can be boring and music makes it more bearable. However, it is very easy to start listening to the music and keep yourself distracted. Music can soothe you and keep you calmed down, but that is not the state in which you should be driving. You should be mildly alert so that you can react in time. Keep that in mind and find music that is OK but not too engaging.

Cellphones

Very smart and intelligent people have invented the wireless headphones so that you don’t have to hold your cellphone in your hand while driving. However, they made it so that you can answer the phone and say that you will call those people back as soon as you are finished driving. They are not there for you to call and chat. That means you are not watching the road and that is far from safe driving.

Keep the Distance

There are tons of things that can happen to the person in front of you. They may be forced to hit the brakes, their vehicle might malfunction or they may be forced to go to reverse. If you are too close to them, you don’t have the chance to see that happening in time and the crash is inevitable. This is one of those things that you think you know, but you don’t really learn them until somebody points them out to you on a driver training course.

Mud on Road

If there is something more dangerous than ice on the road, then it is mud. There are tons of reasons why it may happen on the road, but it is very dangerous. Your car can slip from its tracks if it when driving over the mud, just like it may slip from ice. However, the mud may fill the gaps in your tires and make them unstable for much longer after you go over the mud. Therefore, if you get your car all muddy, pull over and clean your tires.

Signs or Situations

Watch the signs and respect the signs, but don’t be unaware of the situation in the traffic because of them. If the light is green, but there is something happening in the section and it is obviously dangerous, forget about the light. It is more important to get away from the imminent danger regardless of the sign.

Watch Your Back

If you are about to give the signal and decide to go faster than the car in front of you, you need to get a good look behind you. It happens that drivers only look at the car directly behind them while they need to give it a longer look and see if cars behind those are already moving too fast to stop and they don’t expect for you to be in front of them.

While some of these tips may seem intuitive, they are quite easily forgotten once you are behind the wheel. Therefore, give them one more look and try to practice them as they will make your driving way safer.

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