Hello to everyone out there who has just acquired the skill of driving recently especially, to the teens those are trying their hands on cars or bikes for the very first time. Getting impulsive over the newly acquired skill is human nature but one needs to manage his this impulsive instinct when it comes to driving because driving carelessly isn’t hazardous only for you but can also prove fatal for the other people on the road. So tighten your seatbelt and have a look on few essential tips before you start the journey on the road that will keep you safe and secure.
- LEARN FROM A GOOD DRIVING SCHOOL
First and the foremost important thing is to choose a good driving school. Taking lessons from a good driving school allows you to become more comfortable and confident behind the wheel. You will feel safer while driving. Also, you will learn all of the road signs and how to approach any kind of situation you might come across on the road. The skills and knowledge you will acquire through driving school will help you with driving for the rest of your life.
- FOLLOW SAFETY RULES
It is very important for one to understand that traffic rules are made for our own safety and it’s our duty to follow them and not merely obey them to escape from fine imposed on breaking them. Traffic laws are designed to protect you and other drivers on the road. By not following them we are not just putting ourselves at risk but also innocent bystanders and drivers. By knowing the rules of the road, practicing good driving skills and generally taking care as a road user, you play a vital role in preventing a crash. You will also be making road safety policies more effective. Many factors play a role in road safety including following the speed limits.
- DO NOT FORGET TO WEAR SEATBELT
It’s always safe to wear a belt. In the case of an accident, the chances of survival of the driver and passengers are higher if they are wearing a belt. Most of the people don’t take this seriously. One “buckles up” only when he sees a traffic police. Seat belts are to be worn by those sitting in the back seats too.
- STAY FOCUSED WHILE DRIVING
Most important thing while driving is to stay focused and possess a calm mindset.one should not get themselves stuck on the phone or keep themselves busy in adjusting the mirrors. Having a conversation with the person on next seat can also prove to be dangerous. a person needs to avoid switching to loud music while driving as it can hinder your concentration and can lead to accidents.
- DO NOT DRIVE IF DRUNK OR UNWELL
Driving while you are distracted, stressed, fatigued, unwell or drunk will directly put an adverse effect on your driving, you should not get behind the steering wheel in any of such conditions. Any of these can slow down your reaction time and drive in such a state is unwise. It goes without saying that consumption of alcohol is a serious impediment to making the right choices and it is very dangerous to drive inebriated. If you are going to a party where you are likely to consume alcohol, make sure someone who does not drink is the designated driver or arrange for a taxi. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a punishable offense, including the possibility of cancellation of your license or even jail time.
While driving always keep in mind that “It is better to be late than never”.