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Here are Top 9 Driving Tips and Tricks that Every Beginner Must Know:

1. Holding the Car steering wheel perfectly

Though there is no one perfect way of holding a Car steering, the correctness depends on how you want to hold it to be able to have maximum control over the steering. Most researches show that the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position is the best. It is very important to hold your Car steering correctly to have the best control of the steering and, in turn, the car.

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2. Get well-known with your car

The first thing that you should do before you start driving is to get comfortable with your car. Get well-known with the basics of the car in theory before you practically start driving it. Learn what a clutch does, understand the gear arrangements and learn facts like one should never shift to a lower gear at a higher speed and that it is always better to let the car come to a stop before you engage the reverse gear.

3. Correct your seating position

Right seating position is important, even experienced drivers don’t position themselves perfectly and thus lack comfort and control, which gain the probability of accidents. Make secure that you sit straight with your back and buttocks cupped in Car seat fully and are at an angular position thus helping to avoid back injuries.


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Car seat should be set in a position where you can see all around, without difficulty and comfortably. It is commonly said that the height of the seat should be such that your eyes are at half the height of the windshield. Car seat should longitudinally be at a position where your knees are not stretched too much when you apply the accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals of car. Push the brake fully with your right foot and depress the clutch, this should be done in a manner such that while depressing the pedals fully, your knees stay bent at about 120 degrees. Sit upright and don’t stoop forward.

4. Avoid over speeding

The most common temptation, when one is driving a car, is to speed up. It is very important that you first get well-known with the car before you start speeding.

5. Maintain a considerable distance from other vehicles

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One should always maintain an appropriate distance from the vehicle that is moving in front. You might be a very safe driver and follow all the guidelines and regulations but that does not mean that the others are too. Best technique to drive safely is to be a defensive driver rather than an aggressive driver.

6. Avoid distractions

Once you are in car driver seat, be attentive, wear your seat belt, adjust the mirrors and keep the guidelines of the road in mind. Avoid distractions while you are driving because these days roads are jam-packed and therefore you need to keep your eyes and attention focused towards it for every single second. Two most simple and basic guidelines before you start driving don’t use a mobile while driving and don’t drink and drive. Along with these guidelines, new drivers especially should, turning up the music to a very high volume, avoid eating and indulging in deep conversations.

7. Do not use the horn needlessly

Horns are to alert the drivers around you, not to take out your frustration. Excessive usage of horns can irritate fellow motorists and can sometimes lead to road rage.

8. Remember to use turn signals


Understand the importance of turn signals or indicators. Once you are on the road, you are one among many, and therefore, it is very important that you alert the vehicles around you when you are about to turn. Using signals helps save a lot of mishaps on the road.

9. Keep calm while car driving

Don’t let your mood influence the way you drive, especially if you are a Learner. A drive-in anger should not force you to speed up and a good mood does not mean that you have the right to stroll in the middle of the road. Be calm and composed at all times and follow the rules and regulations while Car driving.

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