Tips for new drivers behind the wheel

October 30th, 2017 by

Behind the Wheel

Driving safety tips for teen drivers

Getting your driver’s license is one of the most exciting days of your life. Many teens practice avidly for six months leading up to it, and dream of that one day when they’ll have true freedom. But, as they say, with great freedom comes great responsibility. Here at Patty Peck Honda, we want to make sure that you and all of your loved ones are safe behind the wheel. Keep reading this post for driving safety tips for teen drivers!

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Safety behind the wheel


Teen Driver

  1. Turn your cellphone off | Cell phones have probably become the single largest distraction on the road to drivers of all ages. Countless studies prove that even the slightest distraction from your phone can be disastrous. It makes good sense to keep this well away from you while driving.
  2. Turn on your lights | Many models today are being made with automatic headlights. These are useful for when it’s overcast enough or getting dark. However, during the day, in most models, you’ll need to turn them on yourself. Getting in the habit of turning your headlights on at all times of day helps make you visible to other drivers, which is very safe on the road.
  3. Drive Solo | While driving with your friends may be fun, it can be dangerous. Get to know your vehicle by yourself, when you’re not distracted. This will keep you and others on the road much safer in the long run.
  4. Obey the speed limit | Even when you’re in a rush, make a habit to obey the posted speed limit. These are not only for your safety, but also for those sharing the road with you.

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