Rolling Stops, jerky turns and speeding
Driving lessons are an invaluable tool to help ensure that you don’t make certain mistakes on the big test day. Rolling stops at stop signs are one of the most common mistakes people make in Drivers Ed, and it’s important to pay attention in driving school to avoid this and many more potential errors to facilitate safe and legal driving habits. Jerking your vehicle around or making aggressive stops during a driving test will not only give your instructor a headache but will also result in a plethora of red marks on your test. Not only this, but speeding above or below the limit will also inhibit you from passing your final test because you are compromising the safety of all passengers including yourself. It would seem obvious to pay attention to your speed, but some people do fail because they lose track of it and have to be constantly warned to slow down. This is indicative of a dangerous habit that needs to be conquered before given a license.
Check your blind spot before lane changes and don’t tailgate
Be aware that there are so many cars around you, and constantly checking your blind spot is important for passing the test. Thinking of it like a game is a good technique, and pretend that you’re an inspector looking for potential threats on the road, with a keen eye for cars approaching your blind spot. Arrow Driving school offers professional coaching to give you the tools to be a successful and safe driver. Having a car is a responsibility that Alberta transportation takes very seriously along with each particular detail of the driving experience. Being cognizant of the positioning of your car from the driver’s perspective is important for overall continuity when operating any vehicle. In larger vehicles, it may be more difficult to gauge your positioning on the road, so transitioning between cars can be a challenge. Your vehicle should be of standard size so that you can get a feel for staying in the lines without drifting.
Obeying traffic signals: Speeding in school zones
The driver guide gives students all the necessary information as a foundation for future use of any vehicle when you get the license. Regarding the many signs on the road, it’s important to study them so you can act accordingly. Stop means stop but there are some that may be unfamiliar and breaking these rules will cause you to fail that aspect of your test. Having a comprehensive working knowledge of each sign and its impact on driver safety will ensure a passing score in driving school. One of the worst things one can do is speed over the limit in a school zone because you’re putting children’s lives at risk. Remember that when you’re on the road it’s the real deal, unlike the parking lot exercises. Don’t compromise the safety of children on school premises and be cognizant of special school zone speeds, adjusting accordingly. Not only this, but you should always be aware of any and all pedestrians at crosswalks, and look out for J walkers because this does happen.
Stalling in traffic: Take control of your anxiety
Those taking driving lessons aren’t fully used to the experience of driving a powerful and daunting motor vehicle. Because of this, they may experience the deer in the headlight syndrome when in the middle of traffic. Although understandable in many cases, it definitely reflects in the score of your driving test. Arrow driving school works hand in hand to effectively address the nerves of students and make them feel comfortable throughout the experience. Stalling in traffic can be dangerous for you and others, but it happens to everyone sometimes and the goal is to reduce it as much as possible and make you feel comfortable with the road. The tests that Alberta transportation offers are comprehensive and they facilitate a comfortable atmosphere for safe learning. Stalling can be reduced by assessing the cars around you and executing a decision that is the safest way. For instance, if a car is coming forward and you need to make a turn on a green light, it’s important to not be impulsive and make sure you gauge the space between you and the car to ensure you have enough time to accelerate and make the turn.
Forgetting to wear your seatbelt: An F for Fatal
The driver-guide at school is important for noting subtle details of the road, but much of the learning comes from experience behind the wheel and getting a feel for it. But it’s important to understand that the test doesn’t start when the wheels roll. It actually starts when you sit down in the driver’s seat before you even start the engine. The first thing you should do is click that safety belt and then make sure that every passenger also has their belt fastened and ready for a safe cruise. If you cement this concept as habitual in your mind along with the other rules of the road, then driving will eventually become an automatic process that is easy, safe, and fun. Make it a habit to constantly check your mirrors, and this should start as soon as you intend to pull out of the lot because you never know who might be walking around the vehicle. Drivers Ed is in place because there is a learning curve, so don’t feel bad if you make any of these mistakes. Take note of it, and follow your driver guide to the letter.