5 Tips For First Time Drivers in Lebanon

February 09,2017

Once you’ve aced your driving test, the first thing to do is to make sure you’re comfortable behind the steering wheel and growing the right reflexes to be as safe as possible. As we are always trying to put all odds in your favor, we give you this article to help you make it safely through your first weeks behind the steering wheel on the crazy roads of Lebanon. Attention: this is in no way an article to help you pass the driver’s license test; we’ll leave that to your driving school.

 

1- Slow down champion!

 

 

Yes we get it, the feeling of finally getting to sit behind the wheel and driving off is exhilarating and it’s not always easy to accept that you’re not ready yet. But better safe than sorry! Don’t be over confident: respect the speed limits, and avoid dangerous maneuvers.

 

2- Practice makes perfect:

 

 

Your instructor taught you in the easiest conditions possible, just enough for you to pass that driving test. The question is, do you want to be a great driver? Then find someone experienced who’s willing to accompany you, and drive when it’s raining, when it’s dark, or when it’s both dark and raining. This will help you get used to the dynamics of driving in different conditions. Also go on a ride in Beirut, or any other town as long as it’s packed and busy, you’ll learn to handle the car and yourself without being overwhelmed.

 

3- How many people can you fit in a Mini Cooper?

 

 

The world record is held by 23 women who squeezed themselves into a classic Mini Cooper. Needless to say you shouldn’t be trying to beat that record anytime soon.

Picking up all of your friends as soon as you get your hands on those keys isn’t such a great idea as this might distract you from focusing on the road and increase the chances of a crash.

 

4- Your car is not a punching bag:

 

 

It’s scientifically proven that those overwhelmed by their emotions are 9.8 times as likely to have an accident. So if today felt like a really bad day and you just want to escape; or if you feel like crying and shouting, and going on a long drive: take a deep breath and put down those keys. 

 

5- And please don't multitask:

 

 

Nowadays, multitasking is being perceived as a quality as we are always required to do more in a shorter period of time. So it’s only normal that we feel like we’re wasting the time we spend just trying to get from point A to point B. Being able to accomplish many things at once is something you boast about on your CV and not something you try on the road. So please…

 

Nowadays, multitasking is being perceived as a quality as we are always required to do more in a shorter period of time. So it’s only normal that we feel like we’re wasting the time we spend just trying to get from point A to point B. Being able to accomplish many things at once is something you boast about on your CV and not something you try on the road. So please…

  • Avoid munching on a double cheese burger and sip on coke while driving
  • Avoid using your phone. It doubles your chances of crashing.
  • Avoid getting ready for work or the party while driving. Gentlemen, the tie can wait. Ladies, no makeup sessions. Also, the natural light is not always on your side, which might mess up your makeup.

Driving in Lebanon is quite a unique experience. Now that you’re as equipped as one can be, you have no excuses to drive recklessly. Also, don’t forget to share this article with all your friends or relatives that are going to hit the road for the first time soon!

   

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