How long have you been driving? Most people say since they were sixteen years old or even younger. Driving for that long will obviously improve anyone’s driving, but there will always be room for improvement. Whether that’s getting rid of distractions or simply changing how you drive, here are some tips that are sure to better your driving.
First and foremost, make sure you’re always paying attention to your surroundings; paying attention to other drivers, road signs, road conditions, etc. is crucial in ensuring a safe trip. Experienced drivers often have to deal with new drivers on the road, so it’s important to watch out for drivers who don’t know the road as well as you and be patient with them. There are also experienced drivers who display bad driving habits; be alert to hard braking, lack of signaling, swerving, and more.
Furthermore, it never hurts to become accustomed to various road conditions from slick, icy roads to crowded urban streets. Every driver should know how to adapt to situations that arise from the aforementioned conditions. Another crucial factor in improving any driving is getting rid of the distractions and anything that can be prevented before you start to drive. Can’t help but change a song or text a quick reply? Put your phone in the glovebox or another secure location to prevent any accidents from distracted driving.
Becoming too reliant on maps or can’t figure out your GPS? Learn the route to your destinations beforehand or program the GPS before you start driving. Also, remember to never drive when you’re tired as it poses the same dangers as drunk driving. Either decide not to drive at all or find some kind of alternative. Get adequate sleep, learn your surroundings, and always stay alert during your trip because here at Autoworks, we care about your driving habits and hope it only improves from here.
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.