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Defensive Driving Tips For New Drivers

A first time driver is often faced with some tough situations. If you have been driving for years, it is easy to navigate pedestrians, traffic and other issues. If you are a new driver, it is not so easy because judging the distance, speed, driver and pedestrian behavior requires skill and knowledge gained after many years of practice.

At Melaragno, Placidi & Parini we have a few tips for new drivers. We want you to stay safe and avoid car accidents.

Here is a list of tips from our law firm:

  • Make sure you have completed a structured driving training course with a licensed, knowledgeable instructor.
  • Make sure you have the proper and required license to drive and that you are following the driving rules and regulations.
  • Make sure you study and understand the rules of the road and what all the signs and signals mean.
  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Stick to the posted speed limit.
  • Buckle up – seat belts save lives.
  • Always use turn signals to alert other drivers where you are going.
  • Do not drive and text or use your cellphone or other e-device.
  • Have a driving plan in mind to reach your destination.
  • Leave for your destination early so you are not in a rush to get there.
  • Do not drive and eat or drink.
  • Focus on driving.
  • Drive a well maintained, safe and reliable vehicle.
  • Try to find an area where the traffic is not bumper-to-bumper.
  • Do not follow another car or other vehicle too closely.
  • Practice driving in all kinds of weather.
  • If you do not know how to handle a situation while driving, ask someone with more experience.
  • Do not have too many passengers in the vehicle at once.
  • Drive mindfully.
  • Learn to adjust speed smoothly and when necessary.

At Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, we understand that being a new driver is exciting but also stressful. Stay safe out there. In case of an accident know that our law firm at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini is here to help.