Tips for New Drivers

If you or someone in your household is a new driver, it can be a scary but exciting experience. Here are some tips to stay calm so that you can enjoy your new independence. Feel free to call The Budde Agency Inc. of Amityville, NY to find out how adding a new driver impacts your insurance.

Drive in Situations You Can Control

For new drivers, the safest thing to do is to stick to daytime driving during good weather. This will give you the confidence you need to drive in the rain and at night. Once you gain more experience driving, you can begin to drive longer distances and will soon feel more comfortable driving in most situations. 

In any case, get as much practice as possible while you’re preparing for your driver’s test.

Drive When You’re Most Alert

Don’t drive while impaired. This could mean handing over your keys when you’re too tired, drunk, or sick to drive. Some prescription meds leave you too woozy or tired to drive as well. So, when you pull an all-nighter studying, working, or partying, don’t get behind the wheel.

Practice Highway Driving

Many people who are afraid of driving don’t want to go on the highway. Driving fast in heavy traffic can be extremely stressful. As long as you’re careful and don’t panic,  you should be fine. You’ll find that the right teacher can help you adjust quickly. Unfortunately, there’s no substitute for experience.

Listen to Calming or Upbeat Music

Listening to soothing music can help you relax. Loud, fast music is likely to make you more nervous than you already are, while slow music calms your heartbeat and helps you stay cool and collected on the road.

If you have any questions on your auto or other insurance needs, contact The Budde Agency Inc. of Amityville, NY to ask any questions you have or to set up an appointment for a quote.