The Driving Skills You Should Always Remember
Driving a car may sound obvious, but the set of actions involved in the proper operation of the vehicle, some of which the driver must perform while navigating the vehicle, make driving quite complex. To this must be added two important, even critical components: proper integration in movement and maintaining maximum alertness. Just as we take care of purchasing car insurance so we must take care of proper driving every single day. After you complete your driving test, you should seek to acquire your insurance and then work on your skills.
Here are some helpful tips and tricks for proper driving. These tips and advice we have compiled for you may improve vehicle control and ensure more correct and quality driving.
1. Proper seating
Proper seating is extremely important for vehicle control. A driver sitting in a comfortable and correct position will respond more quickly to dangerous situations. What is proper posture? Sitting upright, giving the body maximum support. The buttocks should be pushed as deep as possible in the seat. The head should be upright, both hands should grip the steering wheel. However, do not hold the steering wheel with too clenched fists, but gently and lightly. A driver sitting in the correct position will get less tired, especially when traveling long distances, and will save himself back and back pain, as a result of incorrect sitting.
2. Proper braking
Proper braking may prevent emergencies and accidents. Once a driver detects a dangerous situation, he must press firmly on the brake pedal, thus utilizing the braking force over the entire distance between the vehicle and the danger element. After pressing, release gradually to avoid a situation of locking wheels and slipping on the road. Most new vehicles are equipped with an ABS system, whose function is to prevent wheel locking in a state of emergency braking. Those who drive a vehicle equipped with this system can continue to press the brake pedal, without fear of locking the wheels. Avoid tilting the vehicle while braking, or braking during a sharp turn. In this case, the vehicle may turn on its axis and deviate to the opposite lane or curb, thus endangering the lives of its passengers, or other vehicles on the road.
3. Cleaning mirrors and windows
It is important to keep the mirrors and car windows clean. Special emphasis should be placed on the windshield, and side mirrors, which allow the driver to see what is happening around him and assist him in detouring or crossing a lane. Clean windows will contribute to improved visibility and driving safety.
4. Adjusting the mirrors
The side mirrors, as well as the interior mirror, must be adjusted so that the ‘dead area’ (the same road area that disappears from the driver’s eyes) is minimized. The interior mirror must cover the entire rear window area. It is recommended to install a panoramic mirror, which expands the driver’s field of vision.
5. Periodic inspections
Care should be taken to periodically check the tire pressure, and make sure it complies with the manufacturer’s instructions. Improper air pressure, reduces the grip of the wheels on the road and increases the risk of an accident. Also, check engine oil, gear oil and steering oil to ensure proper operation of vehicle systems. In addition, check the water in the radiator to prevent the engine from overheating during the trip.
6. Ignoring dazzling lights
When the vehicle coming from the opposite direction travels in high and dazzling lights, stick to the right edge and focus as much as possible. This simple operation will allow control of the travel lane, without deviation to the middle lane, which could result in a frontal accident. You should always consider wearing night glasses to ensure that you are not blinded by the bright lights at night.
7. Familiarity with vehicle systems
Many vehicles, especially the newer models, have many systems, some of which are high on buttons and switches. Most often, there is a difference in the location of the switches between the different vehicle models. Therefore, it is important to be well acquainted with all the operating systems of the vehicle so that when necessary the hand will be sent automatically towards the correct switch.
8. Everyone must be wearing seat belts
Make sure all vehicle occupants are seated, even those sitting in the back. Do not make the error of letting any of your passengers not wear a seatbelt, even if it is a very short trip. Accidents can happen in a second, so always be prepared.