Tips for New Drivers

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Driving for the first time can be very daunting and exciting at the same time. But that doesn’t mean you let either of those feelings overrule your driving skills. You need to exercise caution and be safe!

Here are some tips for first time drivers from Central Avenue Hyundai:

Obey all traffic rules

There is a reason the driving exam includes both a road test and a written one. From road signs to right-of-way, there are a whole bunch of rules that drivers are required to understand and follow, so you have to learn and use them.

Never over-speed

Speeding is one of the leading factors in fatal crashes involving young drivers. Basically, the higher your speed, the less time you have to stop your car and the worse any impact and subsequent injuries are likely to be.

Keep your car in good running shape

Taking care of your car can help to avoid breakdowns and other potential accidents. This includes regular oil changes and tune-ups, checking tire pressure tire rotation, checking brake fluid and coolant levels, and filling up the gas tank before it goes empty.

Wear your seat belt

There is absolutely no debate regarding this aspect, and you need to make sure your passengers wear theirs, too.

Avoid distractions

Keep your eyes on the road. That means no texting, no calling, no eating, no channel surfing on the radio, and no turning around to chat with friends in the backseat. Accidents can happen in a split second, but if you are paying attention, it considerably reduces the risks.

Be prepared

In case of accidents, breakdowns or other emergencies, your car should always contain important driving documents and an emergency kit with everything that you need for extended time in your vehicle.

Watch the weather

Rain, wind and snow can all make driving more difficult and dangerous. If it is wet out, make sure your headlights are on, slow down, and increase your following distance. If the conditions are too treacherous, it is better to just stay off the roads.

Don’t drive under the influence

This includes being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or lack of sleep. Nobody should have to tell you how severe the consequences can be, so this is a strict no-no. If you are planning to drink at a party – even if it is only a beer – keep your hands off the wheel!

If you are a first time driver, then following rules is all the more crucial to avoid disasters and hone your driving skills at the same time.

Are you or anyone in your family looking for a new, or used car head on over to Central Avenue Hyundai. Not only do they have a great selection of vehicles they will make sure they help you in every way they can.

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