Driving is one of lifes important skills and increasingly more and more employers are looking for employees that have a driving license and are able to travel for work. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into driving as well as learning to drive and in this article we will evaluate what those key skills are overall and why they are so important.
Learning To Drive
One of the most important skills you can learn is learning to drive. This can be a long process depending how fast you learn new skills and how confident you are in the car overall. In order to learn to drive effectively it is generally recommended that you get a base level of a minimum of 20 hours practical lessons. This will give you most of what you need to know about driving overall.
When it comes to practising for your driving test , driving in a car park with a friend or relative is a great way to gain confidence overall for learning to drive overall. One key point to note is when driving and you come to a stop at traffic lights put your foot on the brake or put on the handbrake. Keeping your foot on the clutch can damage it and cause you car to roll back.
- Learn to use all the gears when driving if possible. Fourth gear can be used around 30 mph for better fuel economy. Just be use the rpm is above 1000 so that you do not stall the call.
- Be patient with other drivers and they should show the same courtesy. Once you have passed your test consider purchasing L plates for your vehicle. This makes people aware that you have recently passed your test.
- Before going on long journeys ensure you carry essentials in case of an emergency e,g food , water , torch , spare wheel etc to ensure you are prepared for any eventuality.
- When on the motorway only overtake when absolutely necessary as many drivers on the motorway can be impatient and may try reckless overtakes.
Mistakes New Drivers Make
Inevitably we all make mistakes throughout our lives but new drivers often make a catalogue of them shortly after passing their test. One of the most common mistakes that new drivers make is rushing into the car buying process and buying a cheap car.
Whilst there is nothing wrong with being a cheap car in itself , but often very cheap cars can have many problems hidden under the hood or the car itself. This can eventually lead to hefty repair bills overall. Having hefty repair bills and a lot of problems with a first car can be demoralising for a new driver and may damage their overall view of driving.
A good way to prevent this from happening is to go to a ca viewing with a friend or family member that knows a bit about cars overall. This will help new drivers have a better chance of getting a good deal overall.