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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Top tips for learner drivers

    There are many tips for learner drivers from numerous resources. If you suffer an accident whilst learning to drive you may be eligible for compensation.

    Learning to drive is one of the most significant steps on the road to adulthood. With a licence to drive comes a tremendous sense of freedom and a feeling of having truly ‘grown up.’

    However, it also comes with significant responsibilities towards the safety of both yourself and other road users. Road traffic accidents can often have tragic consequences. The safety tips you are taught whilst learning to drive can go a long way to helping prevent them.

    Top tips for learner drivers

    Of course, before you get the license, there’s the rather significant matter of passing the test itself. Learning to drive can be nerve-wracking. The following tips for learner drivers will hopefully make the process a little easier.

    1. Stay calm
      Admittedly this is easier said than done a lot of the time. However, panicked and stressed brains make rushed decisions which are, in most cases, the wrong ones. It’s inevitable that at some point during your lessons, you will make a mistake. Whether you hold up traffic by stalling or make a mess of a parallel park, staying calm will help you get back on the right road.
    1. Learn at your pace
      Some people take to driving like a duck to water. Others take significantly longer. All that matters is, by the end, everyone is a safe and conscientious driver. If you don’t feel comfortable driving in the dark, practice more in the daylight until you do. If you find heavy traffic intimidating, take your lessons at quieter times.
    1. Listen
      Driving instructors are fonts of knowledge. One of the best tips for learner drivers is to absorb all they have to offer. Listen to their guidance. Follow their instructions. Ask them plenty of questions. You will have, on average, around 20 hours to spend with an experienced driver. Make the most of it.

    Safety on the road is the responsibility of everyone. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have their part to play in ensuring everyone gets home safely.

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    Claiming compensation for a road traffic accident

    If you are injured in an accident on the road, then remember that you may be due road accident compensation. A quick call to our experts at Accident Advice Helpline can set you on your way. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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