Here are some basic techniques to help you drive better (from Motor Authority.com)
- Drive smoothly. You can accelerate smoothly without being slow. Steer with purpose, don’t just drift around. When you need to brake, do it assertively, not abruptly.
- Drive with both hands on the wheel, at 9 and 3 o’clock.
- Don’t pump the brakes if your vehicle has anti-lock brake systems.
- Leave the stability control and other driver aids on.
- Give bikes and motorcycles a wider berth than you would other vehicles.
- Drive predictably. When others can tell what you’re doing, you help them drive better themselves.
- Don’t ask your tyres to work too hard. Contact patches are only about a palm wide.
- Watch several cars ahead. Accidents usually happen when you’re not paying attention.
- Don’t ride the brakes, and don’t brake-check other drivers.
- Don’t use cruise control when it’s raining, or snowing, or anything but fair weather
- Don’t run summer tyres in the winter, and don’t run winter tyres in the summer.
- Don’t drive with fogged windows.
- Don’t drive without windscreen wipers.
- Don’t drive unless both your headlights and rear lights are in working order.
- Dry your brakes in heavy weather with a light squeeze on the pedal. It’s a good way to keep maximum brake power on tap.
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