Things to Consider When Driving in a City
Driving in a large city can be stressful at the best of times, however, learning to drive in a large city can be even more intimidating. Fortunately, for those of you that take your driving lessons in London, there are a number of highly experienced driving instructors available to help you through the entire process.
Naturally, when you start your driving lessons, you will be a little hesitant, unsure of the cars controls and may even stall the engine. Have no fear – this is perfectly normal for many new drivers and isn’t something you should be ashamed of.
There are many things that you can do when you are learning to drive in London but these are the most recommended by our qualified ADI instructors.
- Consider pedestrians
- Larger vehicles
#1 Considering pedestrians and their movement
Pedestrians are a funny ole breed. They seem to think that just by walking out into the road, that cars will immediately slow down and come to a stop. Unfortunately, this is not the case. As a new driver, you will find it a little un-nerving when pedestrians simply appear in your windscreen. If this does happen to you, the best thing to do is to try and remain calm. Your driving instructor will talk you through how to approach the incident calmly.
#2 Larger vehicles
The vast majority of driving instructors teach pupils how to drive in small vehicles that tend to be very economic. This can result in larger vehicles such as HGV’s thinking that they can overpower you and control the road. Of course, that isn’t the case.
When driving in larger cities it is important to keep your lane discipline. Try not to be tempted to change lanes at the last minute. It could result in a serious incident and cause a lot of harm.
Exactly as you would with pedestrians – always keep your eyes peeled for cyclists. They are usually easy to spot as most of them tend to wear highly visible clothing. Cyclists can often be unpredictable in their movements – your driving instructor will remind you to keep your distance and watch your speed as you approach the.