15 Driving Tricks They Don't Teach in Driving Schools

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  1. I also have a suggestion that I learned from my experience, Never overtake any vehicle with less distance to your front car, always have a good distance so that 30% of the road you can easily see before even overtaking, if you instantly overtake there might be another slow car that shockingly comes in front of you when you overtake, and you dont have enough time to brake.

  2. when i took my driver's test in texas I didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign and my driving instructor didn't mark me off because he said he girls were accident prone and he wouldn't hold it against me

  3. When at a round about watch the oncoming cars wheels and when they straighten out they are exiting and you can go. Faster than waiting to see if they turn off and more reliable than watching their indicator.

  4. you guys should learn how to adjust your mirrors at night properly.the lever should be up in the day and down at night so the lights behind you are on the ceiling of your car not blinding your back seat passengers

  5. In addition to #1, never turn the wheels while the car is stationary. I see so many driver turning the wheels while the vehicle is stopped which 'twists' the tread, allow the vehicle to move forward… or reverse… before turning

  6. Here's another tip that should be added: Never use cruise-control in bad weather = rain, snow, fog, etc. One would think that this would be common sense, yet I have seen this being done

    Get to know your vehicle 0:48
    Check if all your mirrors are adjusted correctly 1:45
    Don't drive in someone else's blind spot 2:26
    Learn to feel where the wheels are 3:13
    Park guided by your windows and mirrors 3:51
    Learn to drive in bad weather 4:44
    Dry your brakes after driving through a puddle 5:30
    Watch out for the maneuvers of taller cars in front of you 6:06
    If the car doesn’t start, turn the high beams on 6:35
    Lower your rear-view mirror at night 7:00
    Turn on the air conditioner 7:19
    Use the handbrake regularly 7:34
    If a car in the neighboring lane is slowing down, follow suit 7:54
    Don’t let the illusion of low speed deceive you 8:12
    Don’t turn the wheels beforehand when making a left turn 8:44

  8. A great tip for being better at driving is to look over your shoulder for smaller vehicles like bicycles and motorbikes.

  9. New shiny set of wheels

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    for the average teen they will probaly some rust bucket unless they work alot or have loaded parents

  10. The first trick I learned from my first instructor: As he was a truck driver, he told me to shift to 2nd gear on the auto transmission car when going up of down steep hills. It is esp. true on less powerful cars. It won't wear out the brakes going downhill that way, and the increased torque adds power when going uphill.

  11. The mirror adjustment makes no difference when the car behind you is so close you can't see the front end of the car behind you.  As for driving in snow and control, I used to find an empty parking lot, get up to about 20-30 mph, let off the gas pedal and pull the hand brake hard.

  12. 1m54s. Seriously?? A blind spot does not appear when mirrors are not adjusted correctly – they may be there even if the mirrors are adjusted correctly! and FIRST you must adjust your seat correctly, THEN mirrors. What you are showing in 2m04s is a perfect way to get into a trouble!!! you HAVE to see a corner of you car in your side mirrors, otherwise you can't tell how far away is what you see in the mirror!
    AND you have forgotten about THE MOST IMPORTANT thing on earth – THINK! there is no prostatic for that! you may know all the tricks and hints, but if you are not thinking while driving it will inevitably run you into trouble. No matter what!

  13. That mirror adjustment is WRONG! You MUST be able to see a tiny slither of your own vehicle in the very edge of the mirror. If you can't, you have no reference point to know exactly where the other object (car) is….

  14. haha yeah parallel parking isnt bad for me its the driving in bad weather that im scared for and i live in utah haha

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