If you’re a first time driver, whether you’ve just passed or have just started taking lessons, we’ve got some useful tips for you. Driving for the first time can be daunting, but it’s essential that you stay safe and sensible while you get used to the vehicle and the roads. Read on for some useful tips:
Remember, it’ll take time for you to get comfortable with the vehicle you’re driving, whether it’s your instructor’s vehicle or your own. Every car is different, and will take some getting used to.
Adjust your seat, seatbelt, and mirrors to suit you. You can’t simply hop into a vehicle and begin to drive; you need to make sure you can reach all of the pedals with the correct feet, that you’re comfortable wearing the seatbelt and that you can see clearly out of all of your mirrors.
If you’re quite nervous, then it’s best you don’t have any distractions in the car, including the radio. If you must listen to music, listen to soothing classical music on a low setting so you can concentrate on the road.
Ask somebody who is a confident driver to go for a ride with you, so you don’t feel as nervous if you’ve just passed.
At the same time, try not to get overconfident while driving. Driving safely is all about making sensible decisions, so you mustn’t try to show off or misjudge your skills.
Make sure you remember everything you learned in your theory test – now is the time you’re going to put it into practice!
Once you’ve passed your test, the real learning begins. Remember to stay safe and sensible by following the above tips!