9 Awesome Techniques That Will Make You a Skillful Driver

7. Move at the same speed as the other vehicles.

Everybody learns this rule in driver education courses. But not all drivers follow it. Driving at a speed that is lower or higher than the speed of other traffic is dangerous as it can cause accidents. That’s why when choosing your speed, you should first take into account traffic density.

6. Keep your hands on the wheel at the proper position.

For years, driving instructors taught students to keep their hands on the steering wheel at the 10 and 2 positions (as on a clock). But in the last few years, instructors advise keeping your hands at either 9 and 3 or 8 and 4. This provides you with better control when driving. It is also the most ergonomic position to hold your hands in for a long period of time.

5. Control understeering and oversteering.

In cases of understeering, the front tires lose traction on the road surface while turning because of the speed of acceleration. In cases of oversteering, the same thing happens with the rear tires. If you’re driving on a wet or icy road, don’t accelerate too much. Driving at a moderate speed will help you avoid most cases of understeering or oversteering.

Attention: In cases of understeering or oversteering, never release the gas or brake pedals too quickly.

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