Advice to New Drivers
Regardless of age, driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention can put the driver and passengers into a sometimes life threatening situation.
Driving at night can increase the chances of an accident by a factor of '10'. Male drivers aged between17 and 20 are 7 times more likely to be involved in a collision than all other male drivers. This rises to 17 times more likely between the hours of 2am and 5am.
Make sure you can see and be seen clearly. Allow more time for your journey and remember although you drive the same roads every day the road might not change but the situation can change in the blink of an eye and so could your life !
The normal situation for learning to drive is the Instructor in one seat and you in the other. Many new drivers have never carried passengers prior to passing their Driving Test.
Think carefully about how differently the car will handle with extra weight on board. Extra time will be needed for many different situations as the car will not perform the same.
Even the smallest amount of Alcohol has an effect on your driving ability. Young drivers have more accidents per mile travelled due to alcohol than any other age group.
Zero intake of alcohol is best......And remember alcohol can still be present the next morning so think carefully before getting in the car to head off to work.
You worked hard to get you licence, don't be a fool and loose it..... Imagine your life without your car or without your job ! Or even worse, your loved ones spending their lives without you !