Here are some tips to ensure you walk away from your behind-the-wheel training with a smile on your face.
1. Get plenty of rest the night before. Drowsy driving can be extremely dangerous and we know you want to be alert.
2. Have a light meal before you get on the road. You’ll be driving for a couple of hours and you don’t want to drive on an empty stomach. Alternatively, eating too much can cause you to be tired and you already know why that’s important.
3. Make sure to use the restroom. If you are driving in rural areas, you may not have access to a restroom right away. Be prepared.
4. Wear comfortable clothes. You’ll want to be able to move freely especially when maneuvering your vehicle and going into reverse.
5. Shoe’s should be secure and one of the most important aspects of driving. No flip-flops, heels, restrictive boots or other shoes that could easily slip or get lodged under a pedal. The ideal shoe is flat and has a narrow sole.
Use this as a checklist to prepare for your behind-the-wheel training so you can spend more time focusing on the road and practice becoming a knowledgeable and safe driver.