10 Things They Don't Teach You When You're Getting Your Driver's License That You Absolutely Have to Know
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
There are some necessary things you should know before you start driving but no one seems to teach you. These things will happen to you once or twice and we are here to prepare you and tell you what to do.
1. You Will Get Pulled Over by the Police
That's no reason to panic if you haven't done anything wrong. It's important to stay calm in those situations and stop when you see the police officer's signal.
2. Stay Calm
Just pull over properly to the side and roll your car window down. Keep both of your hands on a visible surface, like the steering wheel. And never ever argue, because that's an argument you will never win.
3. The Winter Roads
Rain and snow affect the roads a lot and make them slippery. They'll also make your windows blurry so don't be reckless.
4. Slow Down
Drive carefully and slowly and you won't have a reason to worry. In case there's ice on the road, don't hit the break too hard because that will not stop your car but it will cause it to slide.
5. You Will Need to Change a Tire by Yourself
You will get a flat tire eventually. It can happen anywhere and you need to be prepared. Changing it is a pain, but it's something you need to know how to do by yourself.
6. Make Sure You Have a Spare Tire in Your Car
They really need to start teaching this at driving schools. Before doing anything, park the car off the road. Every car comes with a tire changing kit that has a spare tire and all those gadgets you need in order to change it. Make sure to keep them in your car, don't ever take them out.
7. Don't Use Your Phone While Driving
It is a felony and you can get a ticket for it, but most importantly, it can cost you your life. You should always keep both of your hands on the wheel but there are ways to take important phone calls without stopping the car.
8. Use a Bluetooth Headset or Another Hands-Free Device
But even with that, keep your eyes on the road and stay focused. Don't even think about texting while driving.
9. You Might Get Involved in a Car Crash
It can be a small one or a terrible accident, but like with most things, when it comes to driving, you must keep calm and try to move away from the road.
10. Call the Police
They will come to the scene and evaluate the damage. It's not a bad idea to snap a photo of the scene before the police get there, just in case.