It is not easy to drive a car, as the traffic situation on road is constantly changing. Sometimes, a driver has to face a lot of unexpected situations, which they must quickly and competently deal with. Therefore, you need to be attentive, patient, and be able to react fast.
For female drivers, it is harder yet. The discrimination on the road is still there. In addition, ladies are extremely emotional and often panic when they get into emergency or into any other unfavorable situation. Therefore, if you are a novice female driver, we recommend you get a used car as your first car. However, we recommend you read some articles on how to buy a used car so that you could get a reliable vehicle for your money.
Here are our tips to novice female drivers:
First of all, you should maintain your vehicle in proper working condition. If you have any doubts regarding the serviceability of this or that mechanism, you want to consult a mechanic, who usually takes care of your car. However, at the same time, you should use the services of proven workshops. Remember, the quality of the car repair done affects your life and the lives of other drivers.
Before driving, you should adjust the driver’s seat in such a way that it is comfortable for you to drive. If the driver is a small woman, she can provide herself with the necessary position of the driver’s seat using a folded rug or a small pillow and there is nothing shameful about this.
If there is a sudden car breakdown, you should not panic, but get in touch with the local mechanic and have them fix your vehicle. Before they arrive, you should stay in the car. The thing is that the strangers who may be willing to help you can turn out to be some bad people. Therefore, you need to lock the car doors so that an outsider cannot take advantage of your helplessness and throw you out of the car and steal it.
Before hitting the road, always check the level of fuel, the fluid level in the brake system and in the washer reservoir.
Do not ignore the golden rule about wearing shoes with no heels. Inconvenient footwear significantly increases the risk of an accident and endangers the driver and passengers even if you drive a car with an automatic transmission such as a Toyota Corolla. Flat-soled shoes allow a woman to feel the pedals better, especially in case of emergency braking. If you really cannot and do not want to give up high heels, you can always find a compromise and take some spare shoes with you.
Do not forget about your hair. Your hairdo should not interfere with driving and thus distract you. A hairstyle such as a braid will suit a woman-motorist just fine. In addition, a hat should be selected so that it does not restrict the view when behind the wheel and does not reduce hearing either.