In almost every country on the face of the earth nowadays, you can see young people as young as 14 getting behind the wheels to drive. Now while I know that it might be exciting, driving is serious business, and if it is carried out recklessly, it can usually result in death or worse still the death of other people around you. So before you take the wheel, there are some things that universally you should know. Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Check Everything First:
Before you start to drive, check out everything first. From the engine oil level to the water level, ensure that your tires are well gauged and pumped, and look for general body defects. Finally be done with everything before you enter the car, so no make up or combing your hair in the car.
2. Make sure that you are well rested:
Everyone knows that one of the major causes of road accidents is drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. Thus if you are tired, pull over and sleep or check into an hotel. You might even hand over the wheel to someone you can trust. Baseline is please, please don't fall asleep while driving. If you are not sure about yourself, just get a cab instead. Your life is too precious for you to fall into the "eternal sleep" yet.
3. Expect anything:
This is a continuation of what I wrote above about being well rested. On the road believe that everyone else is crazy apart from you. So drive cautiously. Don't try to fight with others for the road. Just because you lose a few seconds doesn't mean that you won't get to your destination, and you would most likely meet the person at the nearest Red stop.
4. The rules were not made for fun:
So now you have probably driven a few kilometers and you getting more and more confident, but you need to obey the traffic rules were you are. Different areas have different peculiarities, thus the local authorities knew what they were doing when they kept those rules there. They are for your own good.
5. The More the Better:
You can read about the whole driving instructions and tutorials in the world, but nothing beats truly doing it. Practice makes perfect, so the more you drive, the better you would get at it. Just remember to start at a convenient speed and make your way up from there gradually.
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