Prom night can be one of the most hectic yet exciting times in a teenager’s life. Often this rush of emotions and excitement tends to deter people from paying attention to their driving. Whether you’re a guy or a girl, there are understandably a lot of things going through your mind. However, safety must always be your main priority. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to driving to and from your prom.
Getting Ready to Drive
Much as you take the time to fix your hair and select that great outfit, you should also take the time to prepare to drive. This means making sure your car is fully fueled and that everything is running smoothly. Often these problems tend to arise when you’re already going to pick up your date or heading to the event center. These delays may also cause you to do dangerous things on the road such as talking on your phone or trying to put on your makeup. For your safety and that of those around you, prepare adequately ahead of time.
Creating the Atmosphere
We understand that you want to make prom night as memorable as possible, and this will often involve creating a romantic or festive atmosphere within your vehicle. That is totally acceptable, but you should not sacrifice safety for decorations. If you’re going to add on decorations to your car, they should not be located in critical areas. These include your front and rear windows, mirrors, seatbelt locks and anywhere near the gas or brake pedal.
Prom night tends to attract a more rambunctious type of people on the road. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems and even a few accidents. Your goal is to make sure that your defensive driving skills are up to par. What exactly is defensive driving? This is the ability to protect your vehicle when unexpected obstacles come your way. Sideswiping can happen in the blink of an eye and can occur for a variety of reasons, making defensive driving literally a vital skill. Make sure you are comfortable handling your car and that you comprehend where your blind spots are.
Prom is a special occasion during which you’ll want to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. However, this can all quickly go wrong if your driving skills and safety knowledge are not adequate. It’s incredibly important to adhere to the tips listed above when heading out for your big night so you can make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time.
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