by: Jordan Farrar/Morgan Guess
Quite a few teens think that all you need to drive is a set of keys and a license,
but that is not the case.
When pulling into the driving world, it can be a bit overwhelming, but with a few rules and tips, you can go from 0-50 mph in no time flat. To start, teens will have to hold their horsepower. Patience is the key to driving safely and efficiently on today’s roads. We all know that it is a virtue, but
sometimes being patient is easier said than done. It is required for everyday driving from stop signs to traffic lights. Being aware of one’s surroundings is another rule that is necessary for rookie drivers. One must be diligent when they are driving on the road; you never know what will happen. Like most parents say, “It’s not that I don’t trust you; it’s that I don’t trust the other drivers.” Driving defensively means being aware of your surroundings and knowing how to react to whatever may occur. Being safe on the road is the number one goal for all drivers. However, being safe doesn’t mean anything if one gets distracted by the buzzing of a cell phone. Turning the phone on silent or pulling over is a safe alternative to texting and driving. There’s no reason to put not only you, but the drivers around you, in danger. All of these rules are necessary to becoming a safe and experienced driver, and if followed you’ll become a pro in no time.
Rules of the Road
Common Courtesy – We all know what common courtesy is. Just be polite to your fellow driver on the road.
Don’t Text and Drive - Wait until you get home to answer your next text message. A text message isn’t worth your life.