Mistakes new drivers often make

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2020 | Car Accidents |

Inexperienced drivers are more likely to make mistakes compared to those who have spent significant time behind the wheel. For instance, inexperienced drivers in Georgia may forget to stick to their car’s maintenance schedule or follow too closely while driving to work or school. If you have just started learning how to drive, it may be a good idea to get advice from those who have been driving for many years.

Try to remain calm while behind the wheel

It can be overwhelming to share the road with many other vehicles that are all traveling at a high rate of speed. However, panicking or letting your anxiety get to you can slow your reaction time or cause you to make poor decisions. If you feel anxious on a busy road or highway, it may be a good idea to spend more time with an instructor or someone else who can help you feel more confident in your abilities.

Make sure to follow the rules of the road

In most cases, you’ll have to show that you understand the rules of the road before getting a permit or a driver’s license. However, it is equally important that you follow them at all times. Ideally, you will slow down at yellow lights instead of trying to get through them before they turn red. It is also never a good idea to make a lane change without looking or run a stop light.

Avoid distractions

Talking to passengers, using your cellphone or sipping on a drink while driving can all cause you to take your focus off of the road. Driving while distracted can significantly increase your risk of getting into a car accident.

If you are harmed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, it may be a good idea to talk to an attorney. A legal professional may be able to negotiate a favorable settlement or help you obtain compensation after a trial. Compensation might pay medical bills or other damages caused by a negligent individual.


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