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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ways to Become A Safer Driver

Becoming a better driver may not be the highest thing on your priority list, but what if you knew that becoming a better driver would help to decrease yearly car insurance costs? Considering the recession, saving money on car insurance can really help people to be able to pay their bills.

It’s no surprise that people who get into fewer accidents and who avoid getting speeding tickets will get lower insurance rates than those don’t take those precautions. If you want to improve your driving skills in order to get a better car insurance rate, then you should implement some of the methods below:

1) Take a Drivers Education Course

By taking a driver’s education course one time in your life, you can save money on your car insurance rates and quickly improve driving skills. Taking the course is a relatively short term commitment, and is fairly inexpensive. It is sometimes free in local communities.

Surprisingly enough, there are even online driver’s education courses that you can take from the comfort of your own home. You can’t beat the convenience of an online driver’s education program, since most of us are on our computer every day!

2) Play Computer and Video Games

How many times have you been told that playing video games will help to improve a skill? Depending on which games you play, they can exercise your mind and maybe help lower car insurance rates. The most relevant games are the ones that teach driving skills, since they help you to become a better driver. These types of games will improve your hand-eye coordination and reaction times, which will help you to avoid obstacles on the road.

There is an interesting article on Street Directory discussing this phenomenon. The article illustrates that playing specific video games may improve your driving skill.

3) Use Specific Car Gadgets That Monitor Speed and Police Radar Guns

How many times have you been pulled over because you never saw the police officer, or were not presently aware how fast you were driving? According to Traffic Ticket Secrets, over 100,000 people per day receive a speeding ticket in this country, which equals over 36,500,000 tickets issued per year. It is frustrating to everyone on the receiving end of these speeding tickets, because many of them tickets can be prevented with simple gadgets that monitor speeds, and detect police officer radar guns.

When you use these tools to help you stay aware of your current speed and surroundings, the chances of getting tickets will decrease. Having these special tools will enable you to drive safer and to avoid costly speeding tickets (though, buyers should be aware: they are illegal in most states, and sometimes inaccurate).

4) No Pain No Gain

Becoming a better driver may not be exciting to you, but one thing is sure: being a safer driver can get you a lower rate on your car insurance. Without the proper skills to help you become a safer driver, you will continue to pay higher rates on your insurance, due to tickets and fender benders.

Sometimes you must do certain things that you don’t want to do, such as take a drivers education course in order to save money on your car insurance. And in this economy, saving money is definitely a good thing to focus on!

Source: Drive Steady

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3 comments:

used digger derricks said...

Never thought playing video car games could ever help a driver...but of course will heed to the advice.There is some basic education of car driving that is required before jumping into the job.

sasosafetysigns said...

To be a good driver one should join any driving school to learn the basic rules of driving, and also in driving school they teaches the importance of road safety signs, and i am not agree that you can learn the basic but just playing the video games.

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Mahela said...

Fantastic post and i think a good driver is one who sets times that make people go "wow"

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