Driving tips for new drivers

Here are some driving tips that are excellent for ALL drivers, but especially new drivers:

  • Always obey the speed limit. This gives inexperienced drivers time to react if they experience a challenging scenario.
  • Don’t follow too closely behind other drivers.
  • Assume other drivers will not act as they should. For example, don’t assume he’s turning if a driver has his turn signal on. He may have forgotten to turn it off.
  • Look at the junctions before going on a green light to ensure everyone’s clear and no one is running the light.
  • Avoid distractions by keeping your mobile phone silent until you reach your destination.
  • Avoid loud music.
  • Don’t drive with friends in the car until you’re pretty confident.
  • NEVER drink and drive. You are NOT the exception.
  • Turn on the headlights, even during the day. This increases your visibility and prevents you from forgetting to turn them on when needed.
  • Be familiar with the area you are driving in and set out to new areas.