June 19, 2012

Learning is for Life.

Once you’ve passed you may be able to drive but the learning never stops. We always have to keep ourselves clued up. We need to be aware of the roads, road signs, our cars and changes in the law.

It’s well worth keeping a copy of the highway code and glancing at it every so often and seeing if you have forgotten anything. Things like country road signs, speed limits, new laws, which lights to use and how to best navigate country roads, are all things that the highway code covers. When you are out on the roads you can practice these things as well. Remember that when you drive it’s best to always be in a calm state of mind. Of course, this is always easier said than done when you’re late picking up the kids and running to a dentist appointment. But you can, just by taking a few seconds to take deep breaths, help stay calm and improve your driving experience.

A lot of people tend to lose focus after driving for a while, thinking that they don’t need to be as cautious. Whilst it’s great to be confident you have to make sure you are a safe driver. Stick to the speed limits, don’t ever use your phone whilst driving and make sure you always wear a seatbelt. If you have young children be sure to get the correct seating for them so they are as safe as possible.

There are lots of other things you can do too: never throw litter outside your car, keep your tires pumped to the correct levels, remember to always check your blind spots, stick to the speed limits.

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