Safety tips for new drivers in Florida

Driving your vehicle for the first time comes with mixed emotions. You are full of worry about what could possibly go wrong but excited at the thought of driving yourself around. However, you don’t need to worry if you have taken driving classes and practiced a couple of times, but there is one thing you need to seriously put into consideration–safety. With that said, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when driving on Fort Lauderdale, FL roads.

Fasten your seatbelt

Safety begins with simple practices which you must learn to adapt to every time you’re driving. Every time you enter your vehicle, be sure to fasten your seatbelt and adjust the seat to fit your driving comfort. You don’t have to do it every day if you are the only person driving the car.

Familiarize yourself with your car

By now, you should know that cars don’t operate the same.  The location of some controls may also be different in different vehicles. Therefore, never assume that everything will be the same in all vehicles. If you are buying a new car in Fort Lauderdale, FL, be sure to know where all the controls are and practice safe driving before heading out on a busy road.

Avoid distractions

It’s easier to get distracted when you are a new driver, especially with the excitement of being on the road. To avoid losing control and potentially causing a collision, avoid using your cellphone or multitasking when driving. If you have to do something else other than drive when in your car, Coastal Wealth Insurance LLC recommends slowing down and finding a spot to park.  Similarly, avoid driving under influence, while sick, when stressed or when tired.

Assess your visibility

Before heading out, especially on a long trip in a different car, take your time to check and adjust mirrors to improve visibility. Also, make sure they are clean and all lights are working correctly in case you will be driving at night. 

Don’t forget to get proper auto insurance. If you need help acquiring one, don’t hesitate to contact Coastal Wealth Insurance LLC to help you through the process.