1. Always drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit (other than for extraordinary circumstances) and reduce your speed by 20% in the rain and 50% in the snow?
2. Maintain a minimum of 3 seconds of following distance, and +1 for each of the following conditions: speed 50 mph or over, rain, fog, heavy traffic, sickness, fatigue, +2 for each of the following conditions: snow, ice, following a massive vehicle, following a motorcycle? Pull over and let him/her pass when being followed too closely?
3. Never use electronic devices while driving (including at stoplights and stop signs) unless pulled over or in a parking lot (GPS should be set at the beginning and merely listened to while driving)? This includes using hands-free devices, as studies show that this increases the risk of being in a collision just as much as holding a phone to conduct a call. This also includes listening to music through ear-buds or headphones! Music should be listened to through your car's audio system!
4. Never take your eyes off the road in front of you for more than a quick glance (for things like lane changes, things you can't help but look at).
5. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and always stop at the line for stop signs and traffic lights? Always activate your blinker at least 100 feet away from the turn (unless it would otherwise cause confusion), including backing and lane-changing?
6. Follow the rules on yielding? Remember, "The right of way is given, not taken."
7. Drive smoothly? Passengers should hardly even feel you applying the brakes, accelerating, or turning, in most cases.
8. Scan 12-15 seconds ahead of you for potential hazards and practice defensive driving tactics to minimize the risk of getting into an accident and/or minimizing the severity of a prospective accident?
9. Only use the left lane for passing?
10. Make sure you are not at all under the inf
- 0-1: You have no business being on the road, asshole/bitch.19% (14)14% (9)17% (23)Vote
- 2-3: Average driver.15% (11)8% (5)12% (16)Vote
- 4-5: Better than most.18% (13)25% (16)21% (29)Vote
- 6-7: Quite rare!19% (14)12% (8)16% (22)Vote
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- 10: Become a driving instructor!17% (12)27% (17)21% (29)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
All but 4 and 7. Usually you will feel me break, the car jolts a tiny bit when I stop. And I make frequent glances at my rearview mirrors, trying to get a complete sense of whats happening hind me.
I should note that I am also a new driver. I got my license when I was a kid, around 15/16, but my parents wouldn't get me a new car until I practiced enough. And there seemed to be no end in sight, so I just stopped. (I wasn't practicing enough anyway, to be fair, as it had to be on my parents schedule and I was driving my moms car) I left home at 18 and lived in New York City and traveled through Europe for a few years. (No need at all ever to drive) I just moved back home, to eliminate rent and living expenses while I go to graduate school. And I feel like I'm learning to drive all over again, only now I have my own car so I take it more seriously. I take driving pretty seriously, so I probably wouldn't break the laws intentionally, but I may accidentally break the rules now that I'm driving more these days.0
Most Helpful Guy
I don't like teenagers who talk about what a good driver they are. They aren't. Just this morning I got cut off by a kid turning left into traffic after running a red because he was busy texting.
1. Adjust your speed to the people around you. If they are all going the speed limit that's fine, but going the speed limit when everyone else is going 10-15 above is more dangerous than speeding in that instance.
2. Basic common sense and not being an idiot. You don't need to pull over and give someone a buffer unless they're an idiot or have sirens.
3. Again common sense. You're in control of a metal battering ram, don't text people your autobiography while you're driving.
4. Again common sense, and again driving a metal battering ram.
5. This is legality, but not always necessary. Under most circumstances do this, but you don't need to come to a complete stop on a turn lane while the light while the turning light is green.
6. Don't drive like an idiot. Again, common sense.
7. Don't drive like an idiot. Again, common sense.
8. You shouldn't be allowed to drive a vehicle if you aren't watching where you're going. Don't drive like an idiot. Again, common sense.
9. That's a 3 lane road. The left lane is the fast lane. Don't be slow in the fast lane and you won't get passed.
10. You should be shot in the knees on principle for doing that. Don't drive like an idiot. Again, common sense.1