Are you a new driver, a parent of a new driver, or a teen learning how to drive? At MAIF Insurance, we want all new drivers to learn the best methods to stay safe and enforce good driving habits early. Here you can read the top tips for teen drivers in MD. In addition, if you need auto insurance and do not qualify for traditional auto insurance, we will be glad to help you get coverage at MAIF.
Tips for Teen Drivers in Maryland
There are several tips to keep in mind when you begin driving:
Familiarize Yourself with Your Vehicle
Learning about your car’s functions can help you know what to look for when a light comes up on your dashboard. Understanding the controls can also help, especially if you need to perform controls you don’t use in your everyday life. You can also establish a routine before you drive. For example, checking the tires outside the car, familiarizing yourself with the lights on the dashboard, and making sure you fasten your seatbelt can prepare you for driving. Additionally, ensuring that you’re at the appropriate distance from the wheel and at the correct height is more helpful than just starting the ignition and going.
Turning off your phone and the radio when you first learn how to drive can help you focus. Avoiding foods or beverages when driving and not driving with friends as you practice can also help. Other people who are loud or talk while trying to focus can sometimes lead to accidents. With a provisional license, teenagers cannot carry other passengers under 20 years old. Additionally, drivers cannot drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Keep Calm and Keep Your Distance
It can be daunting to learn how to drive at first. However, taking your time and moving slowly can also help driving jitters or anxiety. Remember that it takes time to get used to driving and hours of practice to get used to driving easily. Once you begin driving on the road, remember to keep note of speed signs and keep several car lengths between you and the car in front of you.
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