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Here are some safe driving tips to help you learn and pass your driving test:

 

  

1. BUCKLE UP: 

Don't forget to fasten your seat belt

 

 

 2. STEERING:  

Steer smoothly whether you are driving straight ahead, turning or reversing.

 

 

3. ACCELERATION:

Accelerate smoothly and moderately. Don’t race the engine or cause it to stall.

 

 4. BRAKING:

Bring the vehicle to a gentle stop . Start braking well before your stopping position to avoid “jerky” stops. Make sure you stop your vehicle in the correct position of the lane

 

5. CLUTCH/GEAR:

Always make sure your vehicle is in the correct gear. With either an automatic or a manual transmission, change into the correct gear at the right time without “grinding” the gears

 

 

6. SPEED:

Obey the speed limits, but also adjust your speed taking due regard to weather, road, visibility, and traffic conditions.

 


7. FOLLOWING DISTANCE:

 Keep an adequate space “cushion” between your vehicle and those you are following. Use the “two second rule” described in the Highway Code. Be sure to increase your following distance in poor weather or visibility.

 


8. TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES:

 Know the meanings of signs, signals and road markings, and obey them consistently.

 

    9. STOPPING POSITION:

If a stop is required, stop your vehicle at the stop line. If give way lines are present, plan to stop but look to go. If your view is blocked after stopping, move up until you can clearly see your way, then stop again if necessary.


10. LANE SELECTION AND POSITION:

 Keep your vehicle in the correct traffic lane, especially when preparing to make turns. Be aware of other vehicles trying to pass you on the side that you are turning toward.

  

11. COMMUNICATION:

Let other drivers and pedestrians know which way you intend to go. Use your directional signals at the proper times.

12. OBSERVATION:
Look for and identify potential problems or hazards in the traffic around you - not just straight ahead, but behind you and on either side. Check your mirrors frequently, but be sure to look over your shoulder behind you when changing lanes or backing up.


  13. ANTICIPATE & REACT TO OTHERS:
  Anticipate possible driving errors by others and be ready to react safely to make up for their mistakes.
 
 
 Check out this site from the USA for more Safe Driving Tips and Interesting Information