Keep the smile on your face and your mind on the road with these tips for new drivers.
If you just happened to get your license, remembering all of the rules and conventions of the road at all times can seem a bit daunting. To help you out, we’ve outlined some of the best tips for new drivers.
Right-of-way may be the most important thing you need to learn to stay safe on the road. Granted, “Yield” signs tell us that others have the right-of-way but many times, there aren’t any signs to tell you who has the right-of-way in a given traffic situation. To expect another to yield when it is your responsibility, and vice versa, can quickly lead to very dangerous situations. Here are a number of situations you should be aware of.
A lot of your education has focused on how to prevent mishaps, as it should. However, you should be fully prepared for a breakdown. You should know that if you cannot get onto the shoulder, or if you manage to get to the shoulder but do not feel safe getting out, do not get out of the your vehicle. Keep your seatbelt on and call for help. The bottom line is that you should make a plan, just in case. Car broken down? Our Service Department can help!
It’s also important to remember, as you begin you driving, that you should never stop learning. Learn from your mistakes! We all get lucky from time to time so use those experiences to be safer in the future.
Right now, police vehicles are pretty easy to spot, with distinct light bars on the top of their vehicles. But Ford is making it a little harder to pick out law enforcement from the rest of the crowd, with a subtle interior visor light.
Ford announced that it will offer new, factory-installed front interior visor light bars in their best-selling police vehicles. The interior lights will provide stealth and make them harder to recognize in your rearview mirror.
“Today, agencies typically use aftermarket interior visor light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of vision – especially for taller officers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager for North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations.
The more low-profile unit is seated at the top of the windshield, so it majorly improves the driver’s visibility compared to aftermarket options.
The dark band at the top of the windshield is also replaced by clear glass when the light is ordered, allowing for full brightness. There are also dimming and auto-dimming options to take the brightness down to 20 percent.
So make sure you’re on your best driving behavior, because you won’t know when a Ford police vehicle is approaching!
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