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The 4 Important Keys To Safe Driving | AB Drives

4 Important Keys To Safe Driving - AB Drives
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The 4 Important Keys To Safe Driving


Driving is fun! And everybody wants to do it.

But before you get behind the wheels, here are some tips to help you stay in control and safe.


First you need to get the skills that put you on the highway to success!

Be responsible and think safety first!

Attend a formal driving training class to learn the right skills to safe and defensive driving and get a valid License to drive!

You can’t control the actions of other drivers. But having the right skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other road users – this is what defensive driving is all about.


This post is part of a sequence: “Starting Your Free Drivers Training Tutorials at AB Drives.



To get the most out of this session, it is expected you read the above lesson before continuing this post!


Nonetheless, below is the list of the 4 important keys to safe driving which you must understand before going out there and driving passengers, like yourself.



The 4 Important Keys To Safe Driving



Vision is so important to driving.

It is required that you pass a vision screening before you get a driver’s license, or when you renew your license. This screening is to make sure you have at least 20/40 vision in at least one eye, with or without corrective lenses.


Other important aspects of vision are:

Side Vision

You need to see “out the corner of your eye.” This lets you spot vehicles and other potential trouble on either side while you look ahead.

Because you cannot focus on things to the side, you also must use your side mirrors and glance to the side when necessary.


Night Vision

Many people who can see clearly in the daytime have trouble seeing at night.

Most people have problem seeing at night than in the daytime, but some drivers have problem with glare while driving at night, especially the glare of oncoming head­lights.

If you have problem seeing at night, do not drive more than is necessary, and when you do, be very careful.

Because it is so important to safe driving that you see well, as good drivers you should have your eyes checked every year by qualified doctors.

Though you may never know you have poor vision unless your eyes are tested.

If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses for driving, remember to always wear them when you drive, even if you are only going a short distance.

Try to keep an extra pair of glasses in your vehicle. And don’t wear dark glasses or tented contact lenses at night, even if it will help with the glare.


Judging Distance and Speed

Even if you can see clearly, you still may not be able to judge distances or speeds very well.

In fact, many people have problems judging distances and speeds. It takes a lot of practice to be able to judge both. It is therefore especially important to know and judge how far you are from other vehicles.




Hearing can be helpful to safe driving.

The sound of horns or screeching tires can warn you of danger.

Do not drive with loud stereo, headphones or earphones that cover or go in both ears. They make it too hard to hear emergency horns or sirens.

Drivers who know they have hearing problems can adjust and be safe drivers. Mostly, you can learn to rely more on your vision and stay alert.


Read: 8 Important Qualities That Make a Good or Professional Driver



The driver knowledge test shows how well you understand road signs, traffic laws, and safe-driving practices.

Everything you must know to pass the knowledge test is in this driving theory course and other reference materials made available by AB Drives.

Please contact your driver training instructor (DTI) or examiner for more information about this.



The driving test shows how well you can control the vehicle.

Before you start the driving test, make sure you inspect the vehicle’s safety procedures.

Your safety equipment checks include the seat belts, lights, turn signals, horn, vehicle brake, brake lights, tires and windshield wipers.

The Nigerian registration laws require both your vehicle number plates to be affixed at the appropriate spaces at the front and rear of the vehicle.

Note: Before you start a driving test, ensure you are under the supervision of the examiner.

During the test, your examiner will sit in the front seat with you; give you directions and score your driving ability after the test.

If you did not pass the test, the examiner will explain when and how you may take the test again.


The 4 Important Keys To Safe Driving - AB Drives

4 Important Keys To Safe Driving


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