If you’ve just got your driving license, you’re probably really anxious to get on the road and get going. Although it’s tempting to go crazy and start planning trips with your newfound freedom, there are a few things you should know first about defensive driving. Defensive driving is just what it sounds like — techniques used to keep you safe and help you avoid collision while on the road. This is not to assume that you’re the only safe driver out there, however. Defensive driving is something everyone should practice, regardless of their experience. Stay tuned to learn more, or contact B & B Towing today to learn about our towing services in Brownington.
Use Your Turn Signal
Your turn signal is there for a reason — so that you can use it! Unfortunately, as people become more experienced in their driving, they often feel less of a need to use it, because they’ve been able to get away with not using it in the past. Chances are if you think you should be using it, you should, even if there’s nobody around. Anytime you are turning, changing lanes, or merging, you need to have your turn signal on to help indicate to other drivers what you are trying to do.
One issue that’s almost certain to result in an accident is road rage. Although you may be thinking, “I would never do that. That’s not like me!” it’s something that can happen to anyone. A simple way to solve this is with a little bit of patience. If someone is being too slow in front of you or there’s another driver that’s causing you problems, pull off and wait for them to pass, regain your focus and then continue. It’s much more difficult to drive if you’re angry with the drivers around you.
One of the first things that new drivers should be aware of is that tailgating or driving too close to other cars is not going to help them get there faster. And believe it or not, it’s actually considered reckless driving, so if you get in an accident because of it, you can bet that you will be at fault. There are a lot of other “common sense” rules you should follow along these lines. For example, if there aren’t a lot of cars on the road, create more distance between you and other cars. There’s no sense in making other drivers feel uncomfortable if you have room to drive freely elsewhere.
Contact B & B Towing and Recovery
Here at B & B Towing and Recovery, it’s very important to us that you stay safe while you’re out driving — no matter your experience level. As a general rule of thumb, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. One way to prepare for the worst while out driving is to simply have a tow truck repair company on speed dial. B & B Towing and Recovery is proud to offer towing and recovery services in Johnsbury.