It gets to the age of seventeen when people are looking forward to learning to drive, and then it comes and you have passed both your tests and you can legally drive on your own. However, many people say that the real learning to drive doesn’t start until you have passed your test, and in many cases that is true. There are plenty of things which driving instructors simply don’t teach you, they teach you the basics of how to drive and what sign means what but when you’re on the road by yourself it can be quite daunting. That is why I have provided you new learners of everything you should know as soon as you pass your test:
- If you ever get stopped by a police officer, then it is important to safely pull over to the side of the road and turn your car off. We also advise for you not to argue with the officer until you get to court in case any of offences happen during that time.
- If your check engine light comes on then it is paramount that you get it seen straight away by the mechanical experts, they will be able to tell you if it’s a dodgy wire or if it’s something which needs working on. By getting it checked out straight away you can avoid any dangerous accidents happening.
- When you end up getting a flat tire it is important to pull completely off the road, safely. This way you can either call roadside assistance to help you change your tire or you can call a friend or family member to come help you if you have a spare tire in the boot of a car.
- When the weather conditions are poor, for example it is raining and snowing then we advise you to reduce your speed and leave a lot more room between you and the car in front. This is paramount especially when it comes to breaking, as your breaking distance often gets longer.
- Always ensure that all the hoses in your car are installed and if some are worn out and need replacing make sure that it gets done as soon as possible. Many people don’t even know anything about fuel hoses, therefore if that is you then we advise you to research further into this.
- When you’re in a situation which could cause road rage, it is paramount to keep calm and take deep breaths this is because serious road rage could end up causing a life-threatening situation in the matter of minutes.
- Regularly check your windscreen wipers and make sure you replace them when they’re getting worn out or don’t work as efficiently as they use to.
As you can see there are plenty of things which young drivers need to know when passing their test, and these are only some of them. For further information on everything you need to know car wise then we advise you to ask questions to responsible adults and research online by looking at reliable sources.