IntroductionFor the new car drivers who are novices on the roads, driving skills are not that great compared to the experienced drivers. They are still in the learning phase and getting used to the controls of the car. It is just that they can manage to drive independently. But they still need to think consciously about what controls to use and when to use it as these things have not yet settled into their subconscious minds and hence are prone to mistakes. Hence a novice car driver should be very focused and free from distractions while driving. Below are some dangerous mistakes which a new car driver can commit which may result in accidents and injury. These mistakes should be avoided.
Mistakes likely to be committed by a novice driver
Conclusion Hence even if a new driver feels that he has learned driving properly, then he or she should be extremely careful in avoiding these fatal mistakes as they can cause serious accidents and injuries. A novice driver should fully concentrate while driving and keep himself or herself free from distractions. He should also make sure that he does not talk too much to his fellow passengers or listen to the loud music. Also, they should keep patience and not drive with panic. It will be a matter of time when they would get fully comfortable with the driving and all these mistakes will fade away. Once they become perfect driving will be effortless and a second nature to them.
A very interesting and well-narrated article which is very helpful for the novice driver.
I want to add that driving is an activity which requires a lot of judgement and presence of mind. Safety should be the prime consideration in the mind of the driver. Control on speed is the main thing which matters in driving.
Driving has a big temptation for the driver to increase the speed and enjoy the thrill. If one can control this urge one can become a good driver.
Nice safety tips for novice car drivers. For those are used to driving two-wheelers and graduating to cars, they should remember that while braking and overtaking, things are different, we would need more space and distance.
I remember, while driving a car, the estimation of speed is not as appreciable as that of a two-wheeler, especially on highways and toll roads. New drivers also should remember that the braking distance is longer as the speed increases and it includes the reaction time of the driver also.
With regards to mirrors and beginners, it would be better if the rear glass is free of stickers and toys that reduce the field of vision.
Reverse parking/ parallel parking need practice. To the list, I would add stopping and resuming the drive on an uphill gradient. This was a harrowing experience for me because, by the time the vehicle lurched forward, it would have slid back close to the vehicle coming in the rear. Highway driving cannot be equated to city driving and beginners should drive cautiously.
A new driver must know all the safety requirements before he drives a car. How is the system and what are the important points to know should be understood by the driver before he starts his journey as a driver. He should maintain a very reasonable speed but as the damage will be more if an accident happens when you are driving fast. A new driver should never attempt to talk over a cell phone while driving. He should concentrate fully on the driving only and should not overtake speeding vehicles without getting a proper understanding of the other driver's method. The signals should be used properly so that the other vehicles will know about your movement and paths.