Everything Starts with Learning. Being a better driver starts with accepting that one still has road lessons to learn. Even drivers who have been behind a wheel for as long as they can remember are still at risk of getting into accidents. When it comes to avoiding accidents in a car – or truck or motorcycle – a person can never know too much about the road.
Common Causes of Car Accidents and How to Prevent Them
Look, listen and learn. The most common causes of car accidents just so happen to occur during those instances that veteran drivers take for granted. Accidents occur during such driving faux-pas as:
- Running a red light
- Not stopping at a stop sign
- Not checking mirrors
- Failing to flash your indicator before turning
When an accident occurs, it can be difficult to admit that the situation could have been avoided. However, the simple fact remains that most accidents can be easily avoided if all drivers on the road take the same precautions:
- During bad weather, slow down and pay more attention to the road. Yes, driving faster will get you to your destination sooner, but it also puts yourself, your passengers and your fellow drivers at risk.
- Avoid texting, answering phone calls, checking emails or using a mobile device while driving. If you’re driving on the road, your phone shouldn’t be used at all.
- Always drive defensively, always check your mirrors, and always indicate turns.
- Stop at red lights, and stop at stop signs. This is the first lesson that everyone learns when they first learn about cars, but it’s also the first lesson that many people ignore. When we’re in a rush, we sometimes feel the need to speed up, drive aggressively, and ignore the rules of the road. Although, there’s no reason to rush if you never get to your destination because of an accident.
Driving Lessons at North Shore Driving School: Even the Best Drivers Need Help Sometimes
The unavoidable truth is that driving is like any other life skill: without constant practice and without constantly updating one’s skillset, one’s abilities are lessened.
We, at North Shore Driving School, offer driving lessons in Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, as well as Surrey and Burnaby. In addition to offering lessons to teach drivers how to operate cars, we also offer truck drivers a number of useful theory and applied classes. We even offer a refresher course for veteran drivers looking to brush up, or dust off, their skills.
Cars are so present in our everyday lives that we can sometimes forget how exciting a concept driving really is. Being able to sit in a car and drive, from destination to destination, is thrilling. However, with driving comes a great responsibility to others also on the road.
Accidents can be easily avoided through constant education. Contact us today to find out how we can help you become a better driver.