Driving tips for women you never knew you needed
If you had a dollar every time someone said that women can’t drive, you’d probably be rich enough to buy your own Mercedes. Even with all the changes in the world over the last couple of centuries, the fact that women are just as great at driving as men still baffles some people. That being said, it’s always a good idea to learn a bit more about driving because every one of us could be a bit more careful in traffic. So without further ado, here are some road safety tips, as well as tips on how to find a good driving instructor.
Pick the right shoes
Even though those lovely 4-inch stilettos might make you look wonderful and go perfectly with your power suit or a nice dress, they are far from perfect for driving. Heels can easily slop off the pedals, causing you to temporarily lose control over your car, which can be extremely dangerous on the road. What is more, driving in high heels can make your calves cramp and your feet hurt, and you don’t want to think about aching feet while at work. We suggest you keep a pair of sensible shoes such as sneakers or flats in your car at all times so that you can drive in them and leave them behind when you reach your destination.
Learn from the best
If you want to stay safe on the road, you should be confident in your driving technique and style. This is the reason why you should carefully choose your driving instructor and make sure they are qualified professionals with your best interests at heart. For example, EzLicence driving lessons can be booked online and you can view all of their instructors’ profiles so you can pick someone who’s best for you. You can also check to see if they’re available at the time that works for you and compare several of them so you can get the perfect fit for your needs.
There are many dangers for women drivers, especially if you’re driving alone, so you should always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Make sure you always park in an area that’s well-lit and that has a lot of traffic (shoppers, gym-goers, security personnel, etc.) and keep the keys in your hand as you approach the car. You don’t want to stand in front of your car, digging through your purse, being blissfully unaware of your surroundings. Also, always pay attention to landmarks on the road in case you need to tell someone exactly where you are.
Keeping the essentials in the car
Just as you wouldn’t dream about leaving your house without your keys, wallet, and phone, you shouldn’t drive your car unless you have “the essentials” inside. You never know when you might have an accident: you might run out of gas, you might end up with a flat tyre, or someone might hit you, and you could end up hurt. You should be prepared for these eventualities and make sure you have everything you need with you. Keep a working flashlight in your car, a can for gas, jack and lug wrench, and a properly inflated spare tire. Some other things you should also keep in the trunk are a spare blanket, a cloth, and a first aid kit.
Even though you might be confident in your driving abilities, it’s always good to learn and remind yourself about what’s important while you’re driving. Regardless of our age and gender, we should all do our absolute best to be responsible and designated drivers who will keep each other safe on the road.