How To Become a Safe Driver

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 22.25.10If you’re thinking about taking driving lessons this year, it’s important you try not to run before you can walk. While you might think you know best, it’s the instructors who understand exactly what you need to do to achieve a pass, and so you need to pay close attention to everything they teach you. This is important for many reasons, but mainly it’s related to safety. With that in mind, we’re going to spend a few moments this morning discussing some tips that could help you to stay secure when driving on the roads today.

Contrary to popular belief, you should be able to pass your driving test, your theory test, and get your licence in under six months, but that endeavor will require you to apply yourself. For that reason, you should spend the next couple of minutes reading through all the advice listed under this paragraph. Hopefully, then you’ll be in the best position to get things right first time and avoid spending too much money on re-tests.

Never drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel

In the UK, we have some pretty strict rules when it comes to drink driving. However, most people don’t quite understand how much alcohol they’re allowed to consume before getting

behind the wheel. This is mainly because the measurement given is in units, which can be very confusing, and can also alter depending on how much you’ve eaten, and the size of your body. For this reason, it’s simply not worth the risk, and the best course of action is to refrain from drinking at all.

Stick to the speed limits

Speed limits vary so much across the country that many people find themselves on the wrong side of the law from time to time. You obviously want to avoid this at all costs, especially if you’re still learning, or you’ve recently passed your test. A good idea would be to research your routes for the first few months until you become familiar with the individual limits in your area. While this will help, you really need to get used to looking at the signs when you’re driving around. Remember, speed limits can change as a result of roadworks and other actions, so you need to concentrate.

Avoid all distractions

Whether you find yourself singing along to the radio, or people keep calling your mobile phone, it’s important you try to avoid all distractions when driving on UK roads. While using a mobile phone whilst driving is now illegal, singing to the radio isn’t, and yet it can be just as deadly should you face a situation where you need to act fast. So, always ensure you keep your eyes on the road and away from anything that could increase the chances of you having a crash. At the end of the day, it’s not only you who could get injured. Well readers, we hope this article has helped you to understand a little more about what responsible driving is, and now you’ll be much safer when you get behind the wheel.

Good luck!