New Driver’s Checklist 

As you’ve got a license, you should never forget what you’ve learned in driving school and keep safe driving measures. Preparing for driving is as important as driving itself. Beginner drivers sometimes forget some important things to set before driving their car. Take this following driving checklist as your guide before accelerating your car.

Familiarizing Driving Console

Driving is definitely not a game but yet it has the console you should get familiarized with. Recognize the grips, handles, buttons, monitoring systems, knobs, nuts, and other elements before start driving. Acknowledge their particular tasks and relevant actions you can perform with them. These like switching gears, throttling, braking, accelerating, and so forth. Familiarizing driving console is the basic mitigation in driving lessons but you should keep embracing it especially if you have a different car(s) to drive.

Seating Position

When driving, a correct seating position is essential so you can perform driving tasks properly. The car seat for driver usually come with more adjustment features than the passengers’ seat due to strong reasons. You need to adjust the seat straight with your back to eliminate discomfort and potential back injury while driving. The position you should achieve is where you can see around thoroughly, press the grips(clutch, brake, and gas) properly. Adjust the angle and the height of your seat to achieve the ideal driving position. Also, adjust the proximity to the steering wheel and ensure you can maneuver radically to the left and right with no problems.

Adjusting The Mirror

Before starting to drive, be sure to adjust your mirrors so you can clearly see the objects behind you. Avoid adjusting the mirrors while driving and if you’d have to, pull aside your car first. Many accidents happened as people get some unnecessary blindspot due to not adjusting their mirrors before driving.

Eliminating Possible Distractions

Features like infotainment or multimedia in modern cars can either improve the driving experience or distract the drivers. When you turn up music volume too high or use your phone or console screen when driving, you can be distracted. If you need GPS for guidance or listening to music from your device, just preset it before driving. Remove all distractions in your dashboard, mirrors, or windscreen like stickers or objects with reflections to gain a full concentration when driving.

Acknowledge The Signs/Indicators

Despite the grips and buttons, you should acknowledge and check indicators on your monitoring system. These include the speedometer, odometer, temperature, battery indicators, and so forth. Take some time to check these indicators whether they are in normal states. Some newer car models also have advanced features like lane departure warning systems and wireless infotainment systems that inform you of the car position. Comprehend these indicators so you can respond to them well when driving.

Learn The Acceleration

Once you get a new driving license and get into your new car, it’s very important to learn how the car actually accelerates. The more powerful engines typically have higher and more responsive acceleration. As you’ve learned in the driving school before, never put a full press on the throttle as it would give you a constant, uncontrollable acceleration. At this point, you should acquaint the acceleration and perform it proportionally. You can speed the car as you’ve gained full comprehension of control on the acceleration.