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 aren’t going to act as they should. For example, if a driver has his turn signal on, don’t assume he’s turning. He may have simply forgotten to turn it off.
  • Look at the junctions before going on a green light to make sure everyone’s clear and no one is running the light.
  • Avoid distractions by putting your mobile phone on silent until you get to your destination.
  • Avoid loud music.
  • Don’t drive with friends in the car until you’re quite confident.
  • NEVER drink and drive. You are NOT the exception.
  • Turn on the headlights, even during the day. This increases your visibility and protects against forgetting to turn them on when they’re needed.
  • Be familiar with the area you are driving in the set out to new areas.