14 tips that everyone should know a novice driver in Russia
What you need to know to novice drivers who intend to drive in Russia.
Many of us from childhood dream to sit behind the wheel of his personal car. Fortunately, the car in Russia though and not made available means of transportation, but nevertheless, is not some unattainable luxury, as it was in 90-e years. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in Russia get the right. So anyway in the near future on the road will be a lot of new novice drivers. But before you find yourself behind the wheel of your first car you should know what awaits you in the first time.
1) actually, many drivers in the novice fearful of driving during the first year and rarely use my new machine
Contrary to expectations, novice drivers, self-driving for them is in the first year not so comfortable and pleasant. Many inexperienced drivers are generally afraid to approach her car and try not to get behind the wheel. But over time, this fear is the majority of beginners.
2) Make a plan of your actions
To overcome your fear for the first time, create a personal plan of their actions behind the wheel. Also plan ahead your itinerary, mentally passing on it. First choose roads with less traffic and only those roads that are familiar to you. Before you start, always check if you have done it. For example, do not forget to put the side mirrors that you forget to put a drivers-beginners.
3) Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel and mirrors to make you comfortable
Make sure you feel comfortable before you start the vehicle. Check up whether you are on the seat in the optimum position? Adjust mirrors, steering wheel position, and radio settings.
If you need something to take during the movement (e.g. water), put a bottle of water nearby so as not to reach for it when you are driving. This will minimize any unnecessary movement while you’re on the road.
4) Eyes are always on the road
This, of course, obvious. Where else should be eyes. It is a truism behind the wheel. But you have to remind yourself again and again, when you sit in the car. Your eyes should be on the road all the time when you are in motion. If you urgently need to escape it is better to stop and turn on the emergency lights.
5) Always carry car documents and driving license
Don’t forget that during the trip in the car you should have driving license, documents on the machine (STS – registration certificate of the vehicle) and the insurance policy. These documents are very important. Don’t forget them at home.
But we must recognize that even experienced drivers sometimes forget at home. Therefore, it is desirable to photograph all the documents in your smartphone, in the event of your forgetfulness to convince the police that you have rights and documents on the car.
6) Always be careful with road signs
Many road signs on the Russian roads rusted or may be hidden by leaves / snow. Also be prepared for lots of road signs at some intersections and alleys. Be vigilant and correctly interpret traffic signs.
Also be attentive to the road markings. And remember that the traffic police often set traps in difficult road places where often confused by inexperienced or non-local drivers.
7) Not confident in their knowledge of traffic rules? Then use the Navigator
Unfortunately, many beginners often confuse the rules of the road and not immediately understand the various puzzles in the form of road signs. Especially the drive in a stupor inexperienced drivers the contradictions of road markings and road signs.
You have to remember that in most cases traffic signs have priority over the markup. Not sure?
Then repeat every day the traffic rules and driving with the Navigator (always with latest updates), which typically guides you according to the rules of the road.
8) Be careful: on the road everywhere camera speed control
Every day on Russian roads is becoming more and more camera photo and video fixation of traffic violations. Most cameras at the moment are working on the speed control. Unfortunately, in Russia very many places where the camera can swoop even an experienced driver.
Especially annoying where the speed limit abruptly changes from 80 km/h 60 km/h or 50 km/h In places you can not manage to lose speed and descend at the camera of the traffic police. In this case, you will be fined.
Download a special application on the smartphone, which will pre-warn you about cameras on the road. Thanks to this application you will reduce the risk of falling for a fine. Please note that the standard Yandex Navigator is also able to warn about speed cameras. Including you can purchase a radar detector.
9) be prepared to get into an accident
Every driver is obliged to memorize what to do in case of an accident. And this, of course, not only about first aid, how to provide that all drivers should be aware. You gotta know the algorithm of your actions after the accident. Including how to make an accident by europrotocol.
10) Listen to your body
Do not ignore any conditions that may affect your ability to drive. For example, if you are very sleepy, stop and rest a bit. You can even take a NAP.
Remember that drowsy state to operate a vehicle very dangerous. You fall concentration and slows your reaction. In some cases, the drowsy state of person can be the same as the driver sat down behind the wheel in a light alcoholic intoxication.
11) Beware of scammers on the road
You should know that the road is not the place for entertainment and not a place of gathering of good people. The road is not only dangerous, but also fraught with a lot of trouble.
In particular, on the Russian roads often meet scammers-podstawski that go “hunting” in the hope to find a naive victim to earnings. For example, there are entire brigades that spetsializiruyutsya on the bases that simulate accidents involving pedestrians. Beware. To protect be sure to put in a car DVR. It is desirable that it was equipped with two cameras, shooting in front of and behind the vehicle.
12) Be attentive to municipal vehicles and public transport
Be careful with communal equipment and public transport. According to many rules of the road drivers of this transport have advantages over conventional cars. Don’t forget that.
You should know by heart in some cases, you have to give way to transportation having the priority. Unfortunately, very often drivers of municipal vehicles and public transport does not comply with traffic rules, becoming impudent on the road. Be careful.
After all, you don’t want to break your car? Let the driver utility for the equipment or bus to be wrong in case of an accident. But do you feel better when your car gets damaged?
13) don’t let yourself be upset
In any case, don’t worry if you can’t do something while driving, and you often make mistakes. This is the main mistake of all novice drivers who like to consider themselves stupid.
Believe me, many novice drivers have gone through a mountain of nerves, panic, and anger, berating himself for stupidity, insanity, etc. But in the end, all the subsequent recall my first personal driving experience with humor.
Remember, being nervous you’re behind the wheel impairs your driving skill. If you do not want to commit follies, keep yourself in hand. Set yourself in the POSITIVE.
14) Learn to enjoy driving
Stay sane, doing something pleasant, for example, sing along to your favorite song or talk with friends. But only if it’s not distracting. Remember that the important thing is to drive safely!