For a new driver, the only thing more exciting than walking out of the DMV with your new driver’s license in your hand is getting behind the wheel as a new, legal, licensed driver. Although you may have been driving with a temporary permit, as a licensed driver you will be in control, there is no need to have a licensed driver with you while driving. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a big step and it may feel a little intimidating, so Red Rock Insurance has put together a few tips for new drivers in Las Vegas, NV.
Talking to passengers, turning the radio up full blast, and trying to eat while driving is only a few of the distractions that can happen while you are driving. Just like an experienced driver, new drivers are also expected to keep their distractions to a minimum to make sure your focus is on your driving and the road.
Don’t Use Your Cell Phone
One of the most common causes of automobile accidents is distracted driving due to cell phone use. Accidents happen quickly, so the few seconds in which you lose focus while talking or texting may result in you being involved in a serious accident. When you are driving, your cell phone should be turned off or use an app that interrupts calls to let callers know that you are driving and will return their call once you safely arrive at your destination.
Another common cause of fatal accidents is speeding. For your safety and the safety of others on the road, it is essential that you follow the speed limits. If you are driving the speed limit and other vehicles are passing you, try to remain calm and avoid feeling overwhelming by the vehicles that are passing you, instead focus on the fact that it is more important for you to arrive at your designation safe and without being stopped for speeding.
Patience is essential when driving, so be sure to allow yourself enough time for safe traveling and safe arrival. Remember to always buckle up, be mindful of other drivers on the roadway, and always carry your driver’s license and insurance information with you.
For new drivers in Las Vegas, NV that are interested in learning more information about safe driving or to review their automobile insurance policy should contact Red Rock Insurance.