Top Tips for New Drivers

February 27, 2020
New teen driver getting car keys

Getting your driver’s license is an exciting time in your life and milestone for many on their way to adulthood. Amid the excitement, it’s still important to keep safety in mind. Driving is a significant responsibility, so it is essential to enjoy this new freedom with caution and safe practices. At Freedom Collision Center,  your number one local auto body shop, we’ve put together some tips for safe driving.

Obey the Traffic Laws

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it is essential not to overlook any traffic rules while driving. These rules are put in place to keep you, pedestrians, and other drivers safe. From right-of-way to stops signs, be sure that you understand and follow the traffic rules.

Wear Your Seatbelt

It is crucial that you always wear your seatbelt and make sure that your passengers wear theirs as well. More than half of the teens in fatal car accidents were found unbuckled. So, be sure to buckle up!

Drive the Speed Limit

A leading cause of fatal crashes in young drivers is speeding. The faster you are driving, the less time you will have to stop your car in the event that someone pulls out in front of you or stops suddenly ahead of you. Higher speeds also lead to a more powerful impact and cause more severe injuries.

Be Prepared for Accidents and Breakdowns

In case of a breakdown, accident, or other emergencies, it is vital to make sure you have all of your essential driver documents, including your insurance card, vehicle registration, and your driver’s license. It is also recommended that you keep an emergency kit with items such as first aid supplies, a flashlight, blankets, batteries, bottled water, etc.

Keep Your Car Properly Maintained

By properly caring for your car, you can help prevent breakdowns and other potential accidents. Be sure to have regular oil changes, tire rotations, and tune-ups, check the tire pressure as well as the brake fluid and coolant levels. Be sure to also keep your gas gauge from getting too close to “E.”

Professional Car Maintenance Services

Keep your car in its best running shape with our car maintenance services! From oil changes to tune-ups, Freedom Collision Center in Morgantown has you covered. If you end up in a fender-bender, we can help with that too. Our expert team can repair your vehicle and get it back out on the road in no time!

Contact us today to learn more.



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696 Fairmont Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26501

(304) -241-1325

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