Tips for New Drivers

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
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As a new driver on the road you will not have the greatest confidence. You can follow these tips in order to help yourself gain confidence as quickly as possible.

Do not be intimidated

Cars on the road generally have no time for new drivers, they are impatient and will most like take over if you drive slow or hoot when you stall. You need to remember to stay calm and not be intimidated by other drivers. Your first priority is to be safe and learn how to be a safe driver. Drive at a speed you feel comfortable, a few days of driving to town and back will bring confidence in no time.

Drive by yourself

Once you have your drivers, spend time driving by yourself for the first time. This will allow you to get a feel for your own driving style without anyone telling you what to do.

Choose the right car

An old car is not necessarily the best car for first time drivers, but neither are huge truck bodies, farm machinery or sports cars. The best choice is a car not older than 8 years that you know is road worthy and safe. You do not want an unexpected break down, especially for a young woman.


Every first time driver needs to have insurance. If it is possible, rather put the car in your parents name and use their insurance as it will be a lot cheaper. It is also important to note that the more accidents you have, the more your insurance premium goes up.

Never drink and drive

No matter how confident you feel after you have had a few drinks, driving under the influence is never a good idea. You are risking the lives of others on the road by drinking and machinery, truck bodies


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