This isn’t simply about the stopping, turning, accelerating, and parking anymore, this should be fundamental. Constant awareness of your surroundings is essential, for lane discipline, adverse weather driving, or even driving at night. Do you know the car well? Is the car front-wheel drive, rear or all-wheel drive? All these things would matter in how the car handles. Having a 360 awareness would prove helpful as you can see ahead and make precautions, ultimately preventing any incidents.
There is no such thing as a perfect driver, this can only be gained from experience by gradually driving more and paying attention to the little things. Start off with short distance trips alone until you feel more comfortable to extend the distance or drive with passengers.
As a new driver, it would probably be the first time you take control of the wheel with four and even five friends in the car. While everyone is chatting about or on their phones and telling jokes it may be hard for you to take that all in while driving. Make sure you are comfortable driving, and if anything is irritating to make sure to resolve it. We tend to forget the responsibilities involved since we gain all that extra freedom and flexibility. You can even take further defensive driving courses to better prevent any incident from happening.
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