Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Becoming and staying safe as a first time driver

Being able to drive is a scary thing to me, like seriously scary! Being in complete control of such a machine and being able to do so at such a young age is crazy. In the UK you can start driving and have lessons under a provisional licence at the age of 17, which for me will be in about a month and a half.
As my birthday is so late in the year and some of my friends are older anyway, I actually have lots of friends who are able to drive or are currently taking lessons already, so I've had a good feel of what it's going to be like. I can't lie, I'm super nervous, but then who isn't and I'm sure once I get in to the swing of things I'll be fine. I thought I'd share with you some of the things I'm going to be doing in preparation for driving.


Reading up on laws and regulations: The laws and regulations around driving can change quite frequently so I think it's really important that before you start driving you know slightly more in depth, what you can and can't do. It also get's you out of the position where you do something wrong, just because you didn't know about it.


Testing yourself on road signs and their meanings: I mean pretty self explanatory and you aren't gonna pass your theory test without knowing them so start early. I've started testing myself on them in preparation as not only will they help me pass my theory, they'll help with the practical side of driving lessons too.


Keeping your car safe: Nobody want's their car to break down but particularly not new drivers! Being new to driving and being stranded, possibly alone, whilst your car is broken is not gonna be fun, to make sure your cars in top shape make sure you do regular checks yourself and get in MOT'd.

Lights: Make sure your car lights are working fine, especially if you know that you might be driving in the dark, get the light replaced in case it isn't functioning properly.

Tyres: This is the most important aspect, since types are the only contact your car has with the road, make sure your tyres have the correct pressure, it is inflated just rigth. Be sure to check that there are no punctures. In case you are looking to buy new tyres and live in the Glenrothes area, you can book tyres in Glenrothes on the Fife auto centre website.*


I'd love to know how you're driving lessons went, or if you've got one coming up then good luck!
Kate Rose xo

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  1. Oh my gosh I can relate to you, I live in the US, and you can get your provisional license at 16, and your learner's permit at 15. And let me tell you I was scared just like you when I started driving. I just got my permit last week, and I've already almost gotten in an accident. It's scary, and my parent's yell at me in the car and everything. Don't stress about it too much, and just study. I hope you do well.
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    1. Haha thank you! I hope it all went well for you too! X

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  2. Oh I remember my first time driving! It was such a scary experience, but now I do it every day just fine without blinking an eye. All it takes is practice behind the wheel :) Good luck with your driving experience!

    Kim
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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping once I start I'll get in to the routine of it! X

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  3. You just be excited about learning to drive soon! Little tip For the theory test, you should buy the official app (I think it's like £4) and keep going through all the questions till you consistently get the answers right because they ask you the same questions in the test as they do in the app! That's how I passed!

    Alybell | UK Personal Style and Beauty Blog

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    1. Oohh thank you so much!! I'll definitely download that! X

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