Becoming a new driver is one of the most exciting experiences in your teenage years or adulthood. After spending a long time relying on others for transportation, being a licensed driver and having your own vehicle to drive at your own discretion is definitely a rewarding feeling. However, being a licensed driver also comes with quite a bit of responsibility. These are several tips for being a responsible car owner. Repairs and Tuning Keeping your car regularly tuned up and making necessary repairs are also extremely important parts of owning a car. If you properly maintain your car it will last longer. You should take your car in for basic tune-ups regularly to ensure that you are operating your vehicle on an adequate amount of fresh oil and to check if other vital parts of the car ar...
The variety of road markings and the laws regarding these marks can be confusing to new drivers. During a driving test, the road markings painted on the road pavement are not the only things that you should watch out for, but also the accompanying traffic signs, light signals, and color coding that work hand-in-hand to direct the flow of traffic. Below are some tips on how to recognize common markings and drive accordingly: Know what lines mean – The usual road markings you will see on road pavements are lines. These lines indicate passing permissions, so it is important to know what lines mean, so you do not violate any passing or lane-crossing rules and prevent possible collisions. The use of broken lines indicates that driving past the lines is permitted when it is safe to do so. The
Blind spots could happen when drivers’ vision is obstructed preventing them to achieve complete awareness of the surrounding. Side mirrors, rear view mirrors and periphery visions help drivers to see more thoroughly. They usually set mirrors at specific angles to minimize blind spots. Drivers often need to merge into traffic and change lanes, these manoeuvres could become risky if drivers have obstructed vision. Merging and changing lanes require practice and precautions, including minimizing blind spots. Here are drivers could do to minimize blind spots: • Set the side mirror: When drivers need to lean their head until they almost the windows, this could indicate that the side mirror isn’t set up properly. Both side mirrors should be ideally positioned so drivers only need to turn th
Becoming a driver is a big step in the life of any young person. It will award you with responsibility and independence to be able to do whatever you want. You will no longer have to rely on friends or family to drive you around. Now you can go wherever you want whenever you want. Driving can be a fun and exciting prospect. But it is also a lot of responsibility. In fact, it is one of the first times in a young person’s life that they learn the value of responsibility. A car needs upkeep and maintenance, and it teaches you the value of money and respecting property. If you are serious about wanting to become a driver, then you will need to prepare yourself for the process. It seems easy on face value but when you consider all of the elements involved you will realise that there is a lot
If we drive safely, we should be able to avoid most traffic accidents. But many would ask whether it is really possible to completely avoid an accident, because it could happen at others’ fault. Bad weather could also be the culprit and certain issues with the car can make driving potentially dangerous. Here are things we should do to improve our safety on the road: 1. Don’t trust other drivers: We shouldn’t assume that other drivers would properly follow rules when they drive. We should expect the worst and this can help us to prevent multiple accidents in our lifetimes. 2. Always yield: Other drivers may not have bad intentions, they could simply be confused, unskilled or distracted. It is possible to prevent accidents by yielding our way during certain situations. 3. Keep a s