Inexperienced, impaired and reckless driving are the leading cause of most road fatalities. However, we have programs that improve your driving skills beyond what’s taught in a typical driving class. Below are the different trainings that can help you become a better driver when you get your permit.
Be vigilant at all times
While driving, frequently check your mirrors and be on the lookout for reckless or speeding drivers. Always slow down or pull over when someone is aggressively overtaking. If a reckless driver isn’t backing down, get off the road or take the next junction where you feel you’ll be out of harm’s way. Also, be on the lookout for pedestrians or cyclists along the sideways.
Keep your speed at a minimum
Always ride within the speed limit set on each particular road. While driving on the highway, avoid overspeeding, especially when you’re a new driver. High speeds often make it difficult to control your vehicle during an emergency stop. High-speed collisions in most cases, also turn out to be fatal, unlike minor accidents at low speeds.
Anything that diverts your attention while driving should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, new drivers should avoid using their phones or keeping their eyes off the road while behind the wheel. A good driver is some who has their undivided attention on the road at all times.
Always assume everyone is a reckless driver
The moment you assume every driver on the road is careless, the better for you. For instance, It’s always wise to think that a driver in the opposite direction won’t pull out of the road before you even think about riskily overtaking. Perhaps reckless drivers will run through the traffic light when it’s your turn to go. The more you expect the worst, the more alert you become.
Take all safety measures while driving
Before you start to drive, wear your seatbelt and lock your car doors, then while on the road make sure you leave plenty of space between you and the car ahead. When taking a right or left turn, indicate in advance. Lastly, never forget to carry car tools such as a lifesaver, spare wheel, tire pressure gauge among others which might come in handy during an emergency.
Often we find ourselves in a dilemma when we’re exposed to multiple risks while on the road. In such a scenario, it’s usually best to handle each one at a time, starting with the direst to the least one. For instance, having a flat tire in the middle of the road entails immediate replacement; however, after placing a lifesaver or removing the vehicle off the road and out of harm’s way.
Programs that help new drivers on the road are essential when it comes to reducing the rate of accidents. The aim behind it is to educate and equip new drivers with lifesaving skills. We hope this article was informative enough more so to new drivers.