High school students usually have driving in their education plans, so they can get drivers’ license as soon as possible. For people under 18 years old, they have to get a learners’ permit to be able to learn how to drive. Check my post on taking Driver’s Education online in order to get a learner’s permit. Also, you can choose to take the course in school or by yourself to be prepared for leaner’s permit tests. This post will give you some tips on learning how to drive on the real road after getting your learner’s permit.
Tip One: Have The Permit And A Legal Driver With You
It is illegal to drive with your learner’s permit if you do not have an adult with driver’s license next to you in the car. An adult with driver’s license is responsible to teach you how to drive safely and make sure you are doing the right thing on the road. You should have your learner’s permit with you while learning how to drive.
Tip Two: Buckle Up!
The first thing you should do after getting in the car is to buckle up. You should form the good habit to always put the seat belt on, because that is what could save you in an accident. You should also ask other people in the car to buckle up. Since you are driving, you are responsible for the safety of you and others in the car.
Tip Three: Do Not Panic
It is extremely dangerous if you are nervous while driving. If you panic, you have a much bigger chance to make wrong decisions and react slower. Just take a deep breath and focus on driving safely.
Tip Four: Choose The Right Time For Practice
If you are learning how to drive on the road for the first time, it is not a good idea to drive at 5 pm on a weekday, because there is a lot of traffic at 5 pm on weekdays (people get off work around that time). Choose an early morning on the weekend is much better. That would make you more comfortable and be safer to drive around.
Tip Five: Where To Practice
Look for places where there is not many cars and have a lot of space. For example, your school’s parking lot, neighborhood, or mall’s parking lot on weekdays are good choices for practicing your driving skills.
Tip Six: Practice Makes Perfect
Before taking driving test, you are required to drive for certain amount of hours during daytime and nighttime. Make plans to meet the requirement. And the more practices you have, the better you would get. Check this link to learn more about helping teens to learn how to drive.
Tip Seven: Take Driving Test
Check this website to get an idea of how to prepare for the driving test. Different states may have different requirements.