BEFORE YOU HONK YOUR HORN: BAD HABITS EVERY NEW DRIVER SHOULD GIVE UP
Driving is one of those things everyone must learn to do. Unfortunately, for some people, this doesn’t mean they have to be particularly good at it. Many drivers have likely proven this claim on the road, when some other driver tried to cut them off, turn without using the turn signals, or were driving way past the posted speed limit.
In the case of reckless drivers, the hope of them changing for the better may be low. But for new drivers, there’s still hope that they turn out to be respectful, decent, and law-abiding motorists who care for the safety and welfare of others on the road.
With that, we’ve put together a list of habits new drivers shouldn’t pick up. If we ever want to have safer roads, new drivers should be taught early that having these habits are dangerous not just for themselves but for everybody.
Doing the Rolling StopStop signs are there to be followed. Drivers are expected to heed and obey the sign. These signs signal that you need to stop BEFORE the line, not after it. Doing a rolling stop, or what is infamously known as a "California stop," is the act of slowing down, but not fully hitting the brakes at a stop sign.
Although a lot of people are doing this, this is illegal, and could get you in trouble with the authorities if you get caught or ticketed.
Forgetting the Meanings of Traffic Light ColorsA lot of drivers seem to forget that the yellow in traffic lights means to slow down, not speed up. Doing this puts the lives of other drivers and even the pedestrians in danger.
Don't forget that the road is not just for drivers, they're also for pedestrians and cyclist. Give them their share of it.
Texting/Calling While DrivingEverybody should know by now that it's illegal to text or talk on the phone while driving. And the bad news is the cops can flag you down without a separate violation. If you get caught, you will get a ticket, and an expensive one at that.
Learning how to drive and being good at it are two different stories. Now, if you think you've done your part and someone's accusing you of violating traffic and road rules, get in touch with us. We'll be more than willing to defend you.