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05/03/2019


Whether you are just learning to drive or you are practicing for the test, it’s important that your primary objective is to stay safe on the road. After you have been driving for some time, it can almost feel as though you were born with the skill. However, you only need to think back and realize that you too, at one stage, learned how to drive and likely made some mistakes during the process.

Staying Safe on the Road as a Learner Driver

If this sounds familiar and you have somebody in your home who is about to get their license or has just begun driving, D&M Marketing, LLC has some tips for you to share with them which you have may have taken for granted.

Distraction-Free Zone

Even if you have been driving for decades, distractions can occur easily and take your focus off the task of driving. Because of this, the first thing which every driver needs to do is to ensure that their vehicle is a distraction-free zone. This could include checking:
  • That your phone is on silent and out of sight.
  • The radio is switched off.
  • Passengers are settled.
  • Your vehicle is in good shape.
Once you are confident that everything is ready and you can drive without anything taking your mind off the road, you can begin to drive.

What’s the Route?

Trying to navigate around a strange area while also refining your driving skills can be stressful, leading to drivers slamming their brakes to make a last-minute turn or driving slowly, indicating the entire way, both causing problems of their own. Instead of driving like this, before you head out, ensure that you are comfortable with the route. Even if you are using a GPS device or app, knowing the route before you get in the car gives you confidence that can help improve your driving behavior. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your vehicle in good shape with a synthetic oil change. If you are new to the idea of performing a synthetic oil change at home, speak with an expert at D&M Marketing, LLC by calling (770) 312-7542 to find out which products are right for you and to learn more about a synthetic oil change in Covington, GA, or check out the online store.

Other Drivers

Defensive driving is a great way to improve your safety on the road and even prevent problems from occurring. However, the technique is only as good as your focus. Each time that you consider changing lanes, without realizing it, you begin to maneuver the vehicle to that side of the lane, in readiness. And while you may not be aware of it, other motorists around you are. This is the type of awareness you should display when driving. Examples like this one give you enough notice to reduce your speed in anticipating and ensure you remain at a safe following distance.

Sleep!

While it may seem strange to mention it, drivers continue to get behind the wheel of their vehicle when they are too tired to be driving. Even if you are only feeling drowsy, take the time to have a small sleep before you drive or make alternative arrangements. The reason why this is so important is that it is not only easy to fall completely asleep while you drive, but if you are drowsy, your brain will indulge in micro-sleeps. During these one and two second sleeps, your brain and mind wander off and your concentration is taken from the road, leaving enough time for problems to occur.

Engine Maintenance

Keeping your engine in good shape has two great benefits when it comes to safe driving:
  • Driving knowing that your vehicle is in good shape means that your focus remains entirely on the road, and not on the idea that your tire will blow or your radiator will overheat.
  • Flashing lights, such as the ‘check engine’ light on your display can be a big distraction and raise stress levels while driving.
Simple maintenance and regular mechanic visits are all it takes to keep your vehicle in good shape.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Covington, GA

If you are interested in keeping your vehicle in good shape yourself, consider performing maintenance items in your driveway, such as a synthetic oil change. If you are new to the idea, speak with an expert at D&M Marketing, LLC by calling (770) 312-7542 to find out how easy the task is and for help finding the right product for your engine needs.
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