Car Tips for New Drivers

Driving can be nerve wracking at times. Getting to work on time can be difficult if you live in a major metro area. Sixty-two percent of adults occasionally get frustrated behind the wheel, this ABC news article reports. Being a new driver is challenging, and that’s why we’re bringing you some easy and helpful tips.

  1. Limit the amount of time spent driving after sun down. The risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, says the National Safety Council.
  2. Use your seat belt.  In fatal crashes of 16-20 year olds, 60 percent were unbuckled at the time of the crash. We gathered this shocking statistic from Consumer Reports.
  3. Keep the head rest directly behind your head, not lower or higher. In case of accidents, the placement of the head rest can drastically reduce injury to the neck and head. Thanks to teendriving.com for this great advice.
  4. Buy a magnetic case for a spare key. Keeping a spare key under the car is a great idea. We found this one on amazon.com and it’s only $6.

 

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