How to get back on the road after a long time not driving, and how to make car crash claims in Southwark
If you haven’t been behind the wheel for a long time, it is natural to be nervous or even afraid to start driving again. Whether you adapt to starting to drive again or not will depend on a number of factors, including how long it has been since you last drove a car, why you stopped driving in the first place, and who you have helping you to get back to driving.
If you stopped driving because of a serious and traumatic driving experience or accident, it is normal to be afraid to drive again. However, whatever your experiences, you should still be able to drive again if you really try.
- Be patient. You aren’t going to go from not driving at all for years to being completely happy back on the roads again. Be as patient as you can with yourself and let the comfort levels build in you in their own time. Soon enough you will be feeling confident again.
- Build up slowly. Instead of trying to make a long journey on your first try back behind the wheel, just challenge yourself to get in the car and drive to the end of the road. If you don’t want to go any further after that you can quit and try again another time. If there are no massive challenges or obstacles, you will find it easier to relax into it.
- Take a driver with you. Take someone who is a good driver along with you for your first time back in the car. This person can offer you support and encouragement, and more than anything else will be able to step in and take over if you feel that you can’t go any further.
- Take more driving lessons. Another step up from driving with another person is to drive with an instructor who will be able to give you some pointers and help you to feel completely safe.
One of the best ways that you can get over a serious accident that was caused by another person is to make car accident claims in Southwark against them. You can easily make car crash claims in Southwark if you can prove that another person was at fault for your accident, and if you work with an experienced injury lawyer, this can be done on your behalf.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make car crash claims in Southwark as easily as possible, and the team will be more than happy to talk you through the process and team you with an experienced injury lawyer. Your lawyer will work on your behalf, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 29th November 2014
Author: David Brown