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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

5 Tips for New Drivers



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Driving can be stressful and we completely understand that. We all have been through the stages of being a new driver. As such, we know quite well the importance of being prepared. Did you know that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new drivers are more likely to have an accident within their first two years of driving than any other time in their lives?

Those first two years should therefore be a time of learning. Prudence is they key, and so is a knowledge of what to expect. Here are 5 tips for new drivers:

1. Respect the rules. Whether it's wearing your seat belt at all times (this goes for all drivers) or not speeding, respecting those rules is absolutely crucial. Not only does it promote safety in drivers: It also helps new drivers develop good habits that will follow them for years to come.

2. Know your limits. Just because you were able to receive your driver's license does not mean that you are ready to face every challenge out there. As a driver, it is important that you know your own limits. Don't drive at night if you don't feel comfortable. Don't go on a long road trip out of the province yet. Be patient and keep on learning.

3. Keep the distractions at bay. Sometimes, distractions can be too much, especially when you are a new driver. Accidents can happen in a few seconds, and sometimes all it takes for one to happen is a second or two spent trying to adjust the volume of the music. Try to keep those distractions at bay and concentrate on the road in front of you instead.

4. Keep your two hands on the wheel. We know that you've seen it before, but it's a not reason for you to do it as well. Keep your two hands on the wheel at all times. (That includes you too, experienced drivers.)

5. Obtain a new driver insurance policy. As the saying goes, it's better to be safe than sorry. Accidents do happen, and sometimes it's not even your fault. Having proper coverage allows you to concentrate on healing your injuries and think about going back on the road... without having to worry about money at all. Visit Sharp Insurance for more information.

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