Top 10 Car Driving Tips & Tricks for Beginners

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If you are a beginner at car driving and you want to ensure safe driving tips and tricks as a novice, then you are in the right place. Read on to know more.

Driving is an important life skill that everyone should know. It makes you independent in terms of movement as it enables you to drive to any place you want on your own. However, if you are a beginner at driving and you are learning how to drive a car, in that case you must follow certain car driving tips so that you can make sure that you adhere to road safety measures while you are out on the road driving your car for the first time. This is because being careless while driving can lead to accidents and might harm the driver, passengers as well as third-party individuals on the road.

Car Driving Tips & Tricks for Beginners

So, here we are bringing 10 such important car driving tips that every car driving novice should keep in mind as a beginner to be able to enjoy the skill to the fullest.

  1. Know your car in and out – This is the first requirement about driving a car. You should know about your car and its parts well.  So, you should be aware of the layout of your car before starting to drive on the road.  Though, it takes time to learn driving, having enough knowledge of car driving basics like knowing about the car parts and features is important too.Further, it is important to know that each category of car including SUV, sedan, hatchback has its own set of features that you should be familiar with.
  2. Always keep your seat belt on – This is another very important requirement for every car driving person, be it a new learner or an experienced one. so, it is essential for all car drivers to wear seat belts throughout the duration when they are driving.  This is because most deaths due to accidents in India take place because the drivers do not use seat belts. Here, it is important to note that seatbelts are compulsory for everyone driving a car and this way, you can limit the risk of serious injuries if an unfortunate accident of your car takes place.
  3. Make adjustments in the car as per your driving requirement –  Yes, this is again important to ensure that your seat is well adjusted to allow you the comfort of driving. Also, the mirrors,  the wheel, etc. should be in the correct position before you start driving your car on the road. Make sure to make the adjustment well in advance before you start driving.
  4. Use both hands while driving with the steering wheel – For beginners, driving with one hand is not a good idea. Rather, you should opt for using both your hands on the steering wheel so that you can balance well and have control on your car with a strong grip.
  5. Don’t speed your car, maintain moderate speed – Also, for beginners it is important to maintain a speed that is moderate to slow. Don’t try to use high speed while you are at a learning stage as you may not be able to handle it and it might collide.
  6. Make use of the signal indicators well – Indicators in a car function as communication agents among different car drivers on the road. It allows the trailing car driver to know your next move. So, make sure to use indicators correctly before you switch lanes or before crossing or taking over another car on the road and so on. This way, other drivers could adjust their speed accordingly to help you maneuver your car.
  7. Avoid any kind of distraction – It is also important for beginner drivers to avoid any kind of distraction as much as possible, such as avoid the use of mobile or doing any other activity while you are on the steering wheel. There are many accidents that take place because of using mobile phones. So, if you receive a call while driving make sure to stop your car in a suitable place on the side of the road and speak.
  8. Drive with confidence and stay calm –  Being confident is the top most requirement for driving for a novice. Also, it is very essential to stay calm and cool during your driving sessions. Though, it is evident to get nervous but it should not influence your confidence while driving.
  9. Always carry your important car documents: DL, RC and Insurance copy – Yes, this is obvious that you must carry your important papers like driving license and insurance copy while driving your car. This is because if the cops catch you without the important documents, they will levy a heavy penalty on you.
  10. Don’t take stress while driving  – For beginners learning to drive it is very important to stay stress-free while driving. This is because, if you are under any stress you cannot focus on the road while driving. This is one of the most important aspects of how to drive a car for beginners.

To Conclude

So, all these points can be kept in mind while learning to drive or if you are a novice in driving. Further, you should always insure your car with a comprehensive insurance policy as insurance is a compulsory requirement of driving a car. Also, it covers the car owner well in case of any damage caused to the car due to collision, theft, damage, etc.

Compare well before buying insurance for your car and choose a policy that suits your requirement best. Go for a plan that offers reasonable premium and better coverage among other things.

Also Read: Benefits Of Using Fastag On Four-Wheeler

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