Born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, sports was always in the background for Mark. Starting off with being a ball boy a rugby league team, Mark soon realized his real passion lied in motorsport. And he did everything to get there, to be the best. And there was no turning back since then……….
Beginning as a ball boy early on in my life brought me closer to sport. But I always knew I was meant for something different, something more challenging – and then this sudden interest in motorsport arose – and I did give it my all. The position I am in today is only because of my efforts and of those who believed in me when times were tough.
For a person who’s just learning how to drive, it is crucial to master the basics or at least know about them. There are many factors that one who’s learning to drive must keep track of. Even if you’re a seasoned driver behind the wheels, you need to be as careful as possible.
In this article, we’ll give you a few tips that you can use while learning how to drive.
1. Know as much as possible about the car that you’re driving
Although this is one step that veteran drivers can skip, beginners must get an idea about how they can handle the car. That is why before you practically drive, read about the basic processes such as the functions of different parts of the vehicle, most importantly the clutch. One thing that you should know is that you shouldn’t ever shift from a higher gear to a lower gear when you’re traveling at a very high speed. Shift down only after the vehicle has come to a stop.
2. No distractions
Here are a few things to note when you’re behind the wheels. One, you need to pay attention to everything around you while driving. Two, adjust the position of the mirrors before starting.
Three, wear your seatbelt at all times and four, follow the rules of the road no matter what. Make sure that can keep distractions away while driving as most of the streets these days are densely populated. This will require you to be at the top of your level when it comes to concentration and attention. Do not use mobile phones while driving.
3. The way you sit
The way you position yourself before starting your journey is as crucial a step as any as there are plenty of experienced drivers that do not pay attention to their seating position which will increase the probability of on-road accidents. Make sure you’re sitting upright with your bottom firmly cupped by the seat in order to avoid injuries to the back. Adjust your position in order to see everything as clear as possible. You also need to mind your comfort level when adjusting your seat. Your eyes should be at half the level of your windshield.
4. Importance of turn signals
There are many vehicles that are on the road, and you’re only one among hundreds. Hence, it is vital that you let people behind you know where you’re turning so that they can adjust their speed. Doing so will avoid a lot of accidents or misunderstandings while on the road.