It is not a surprise that women are usually even more careful and calmer drivers than men. But how to get rid of fear and insecurity? How to protect yourself from constant news about accidents? Feeling like an inexperienced “green” newbie? From the mocking of “advanced” drivers and stereotypes about women’s duties?
Here are 5 simple pieces of advice:
1.Fear is a normal feeling.
Think rationally. Fear is the same emotion as any other. It is felt by all novice drivers and not just women. It is possible for a person to be afraid when he/she does something new. Especially if it depends on his/her own safety and the safety of the people around this person. Anxiety in such a situation is a sign of an adult, mature, and intelligent personality.
If you got the driving license then you have got everything that you need. Since you got it for your skills and hard work.
If you still feel fear to such an extent that your arms and legs start trembling, don’t rush to drive on city roads. It is recommended to begin doing it in the suburbs or far from the city until you feel more confident in it. On the other hand, you can have a talk with the psychologist about this issue.
2. The most important thing is to start driving
Sooner or later you will have to force yourself to sit down behind the wheel. Do not hurry up, but do it confidently. Do not put off that moment until later or think it over for too long but start the car smoothly and gently.
Besides, you can be with the experienced driver sitting next to you (your friend or relative) while you are driving. Although it is worth practicing on your own in the future, so as not to get used to someone advising you in unfamiliar for situations.
3.Learn everything about your car
A lot of people are afraid of cars the same way as they are afraid of planes because they do not understand the principles of their work. Have a talk with a car mechanic and find out what is under the hood of your car, what problems may occur, and how to act in a given case. If you know the strengths and weaknesses of your car and can quickly determine that something is wrong, you are almost ready to drive it successfully. Also, put down several car repair shop numbers in advance.
4.Prepare a first aid kit
Many novice drivers are sure that even in the worst-case scenario, they are prepared for anything. In order not to be distracted from the road by constant background worries, put in a first aid kit all the drugs you use, personal care products, painkillers, and other medications. Now even ready-made complete first aid kits in different variations are sold. You can choose one of them and add all the rest stuff that you need.
5.Practice, practice, practice
If you drive just once per week to the nearest destination like the supermarket, you will never become a confident driver. Regardless of your worries, it is good to drive as often as it is just possible and choose different ways for this. But do not hurry up. Some people get used to driving in just a few days but others need months to do that.
If you feel confident enough behind the wheel you can use our services. In our huge car fleet in Kyiv, you will certainly find the car that would be the best choice for you.