Habits To Avoid Picking Up When Learning To Drive On Public Roads
One of the things which people find most daunting about learning to drive is the prospect of being on public roads with other road users. Indeed, it is often the case that many of our learner drivers experience a fair bit of anxiety when they first start taking driving lessons in Croydon and the surrounding area.
If you have just started learning to drive around Mitcham or are thinking of taking driving lessons in Wandsworth then this may be particularly resonant to you. After all, the vehicles that ply the busy streets of South London are not always driven by the most patient or courteous of people!
The fact is however, most people will be tolerant of your leaner driver status and will afford you more liberties than they would other road users. For your part, you need to remember that other road users need to get from A to B and therefore you must ensure you don’t develop habits that will cause them to get needlessly frustrated.
So what kind of habits are we talking about here?
Well, not exhibiting the following behaviours on a regular basis will certainly help you to gain greater respect and tolerance from your fellow road users.
Driving too Slowly
As mentioned before, people are on the road because they need to get from A to B. When conditions on main roads are fair, you will normally find that traffic moves along at a speed which hovers close to the top end of the stipulated limit. Driving significantly slower than this will cause other drivers to get frustrated, especially if you are in an area where overtaking is not an option.
Stopping Abruptly in the Middle of the Road
You would think every learner driver would know not to do this but it still happens far too often. Indeed, some people seem to think it is acceptable to stop in the middle of the road whenever they get flustered and need to figure out what to do next.
It is not.
If you feel like you’re getting into a bit of a tizzy then pull over to the side of the road so that so other traffic can keep moving.
Contrary to what some of your friends might tell you, excessive speeding is not acceptable. Speeding leads to several unsafe behaviours, such as tailgating, not yielding the right-of-way, and passing where it is unsafe to do so, as well as a number of other high-risk manoeuvres. Most drivers like to feel safe when they are on the road and nobody has the right to unduly endanger them just to seek out some thrills. Do not speed; end of.
Hopefully, being aware of the potential consequences of the above behaviours will enable you to mitigate the chances of you picking them up and developing them into habits when you are out with us on your driving lessons in Sutton, Croydon, Mitcham and beyond.