Train for longer
Many new drivers are gifted with new cars, but don’t take the time to figure them out. It’s understandable because a new car is exciting and all you want to do is drive it. But, to be as safe on the road as possible, you need to explore the car before going anywhere. Start the engine, push some buttons, get comfortable. That way, when you need one of the cars functions, you won’t have to distract yourself figuring it out while driving.
Do your checks
Drive in bad weather
Driving in bad weather is a lot different to driving normally. Your vision may be compromised, the road may get slippery and you’ll have to manage your car differently. It’s important for new drivers to have experience of driving in bad weather, so they aren’t caught out later on. If you’re hit by spells of heavy rain or sleet, get out in your car and build some experience of driving in different conditions. Stay close to home at first so you know the roads. Whatever you do, don’t avoid driving in bad weather completely.
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