Important Advice For Newly Qualified Drivers
Passing your driving test is an achievement that can be carried out at any age as there is no rule book saying that all new drivers are strictly young adults. With this said, hitting the road solo can be daunting no matter how old you are. Here at V12 Sports and Classics, we try to reassure new drivers looking for their first car as much as we can, however there are a few important pieces of information that every motorist should know. Read on to find out more…
Slow and Steady
Driving is not a race, so you should take it slow and steady when you have just passed your test. After all, it is normal to get nervous behind the wheel at first and the last thing you want to do is overwhelm yourself by hitting the motorway with your friends if you aren’t completely comfortable. In fact, it could also be dangerous as inexperienced drivers tend to cause collisions.
Black Box Insurance
Any driver will tell you that owning a vehicle is not cheap, so you should look into all your options, even the ones with a bad reputation. Black box insurance gets a lot of stick, however it is an incredibly beneficial way to insure your vehicle as many insurance companies offer discounts for newly qualified drivers who take it out.
Know Your Car
Every car is different which means that most newly qualified drivers are very familiar with their instructor’s vehicle. When you get your first car, you should take some time to get to know it and understand how it works. After all, the bite will be different and controls like the windscreen wipers may even be in a different place.
Pass Plus Courses
Drivers who are nervous about getting behind the wheel on their own might find it beneficial to seek out a pass plus course. They take just 6 hours to compete, don’t require a formal test and cover things like motorway driving and night driving for those who think they are not experienced enough to drive solo just yet.
Aside from speeders and drink drivers, under-confident and inexperienced drivers can be a big danger to the road. After all, there is no instructor to save the day when you get behind the wheel of your own car!
Although many veteran drivers say that you learn more about driving once you have passed your test than you do during your lessons, it is important to remember our advice. After all, one simple mistake can have devastating consequences!
To find out more about our finance options or to buy a car, get in contact with a member of the V12 Sports and Classics team today!