Although getting a driver’s license is supposedly not a child’s play, there are no short of clowns on the road that question how on earth, they even managed to swindle the driver’s license from their driving schools. Surely you aren’t one of them, but if you do know of one such driver then this is for them.
We shall be taking a look at some of the proven techniques from the pros to give you an advantage on the road and prevent you from hurting others and yourself on the road- From the professional car racing and car racing tracks to the public roads. Read on…
Don’t Focus On What Is Directly In Front Of You
A big no-no would be to have your focus trained on the car that is directly in front of you. There are many reasons why that is unsafe because when you focus on just the vehicle directly in front of you, you are narrowing your peripheral vision. You won’t be able to react immediately to a danger that is coming slightly outside that focused field of view.
Focus On Where You Want The Car To End Up
Hand to eye coordination is really the stuff of the truly good drivers. If you find yourself in a sticky situation on road, then focus your eyes in the opposite direction of where you actually want to go. You will subconsciously adjust your feet and hands in such a way so as to get the car and maneuver out of the sticky spot.
Keep Your Hands At The 9 And 3 Clock Positions
If you have an airbag then the 10 and 2 position is straight-up dangerous. You could be seriously hurt if you have such a hand position. Instead, keep the hand in the 9 and 3 positions. Plus, if you momentarily lose control you want the steering wheel to be facing straight. With your hands at 9 and 3, all you need to do is to bring it to the resting position.
Your Right Foot Stays On The Accelerator And Your Left On The Brake
Don’t change the resting position of the foot. Your left foot stays on the brake and you only move to the clutch when you want to shift gears or ease on the power. You want your left foot to be hovering over the brake pedal and not placed on the brakes. When the situation demands you can stomp on the brakes. It will make a world of a difference.