You are studying to get your driver’s license and you are about to take your test. Driving is a great responsibility and there are many things to keep in check when you are on the road. Here are a few things you should follow.
While knowing what the regulatory signs on the street mean is important, being in the right frame of mind while you are behind the wheel is also. Have someone ride with you who can keep you calm and will be helpful with suggestions instead of critical. Make sure you are comfortable before you head out. Heading out before you are ready many cause you to panic which could influence your decisions.
Set Up the Area
Before you shift into drive, make sure that your mirrors are in the right place so that you can see them. Adjust the steering wheel so that it is comfortable. Turn your phone off or put it away so you are less likely to be tempted to use it while you are driving. Make sure that your seat is in the right place to reach the pedals. Having all of these in the proper place will let you drive safer. Transport passengers that will allow you to concentrate on what you are doing instead of distracting your attention from the road ahead of you. Limit the conversations that you do have so that you can pay attention to your driving.
Keep To the Back Streets
While you are learning to drive, stay to less populated streets with low speed limits. You might consider starting in a large parking lot then progress from there. Testing your skills on residential streets are the best. Avoid the highway until you have many hours of practice and can adapt to the higher speeds and more stressful situation. Learn at your own pace and move on towards testing when you are ready to do so.