November 3, 2017

Important Dos and Don’ts for New Drivers

Always remember to obey the speed limit. If you’re travelling too fast, you’ll have less time to react. Speeding is one of the main causes of teenage accidents.

Wear your seat belt and make sure your passengers are buckled up too. And by no means necessary should you try to fit more people in your car than you have safety belts for them to use!

Your car’s head rest should be adjusted to a height directly behind your head, not your neck. This is to minimize whiplash in case you’re involved in an accident.

Always keep your windscreen and windows clean. Sunlight reflecting off a dirty windscreen can impede your vision.

Driving experts recommend that you hold the steering wheel at either 3 and 9 o’clock on the wheel, or even lower at 4 and 8 o’clock. If you’re involved in an accident and the airbags release, you’ll be safer with your hands not hitting your face from the impact of the airbags.

Don’t assume the actions of other drivers on the road. Especially look out for aggressive drivers, and do your best to stay out of their way. Aggressive drivers are the cause of a many road accidents – particularly on multi-lane carriageways.

Safe driving from Britannia!