10 Life Lessons You Learn From Driving A Car

You will start off shaky and nervous in the beginning. Accelerating fast and breaking suddenly. Scared you might hit something or somebody or badly injure yourself, but as you get better it will take you places.

As you get better, you will learn to read the signs better. Know your weaknesses/strengths better and avoid going down certain roads.

You will come to realise that learning when to apply breaks is as important if not more, than knowing when to accelerate.

Keep focus on the traffic in the front, but don’t lose focus of what’s behind you as well. Otherwise something from what’s behind may catch you off guard.

Changing lanes based on how fast or slow you want to go, will help you navigate through the traffic better.

More important than overtaking others is reaching your destination.

You could choose if you want to shut yourself from the traffic or roll down the windows to let your hair fly in the wind.

Sometimes shutting yourself completely from the traffic, playing music and escaping into your own world, will make you miss signs other drivers are sending your way. Eventually leading to heated arguments with them. The very thing you wanted to avoid in the first place.

You will now be able to carry more than just yourself on your journeys. More people. More baggage. But just because you can, don’t carry unnecessary baggages with you, you will end up lugging it around all over the place. Travel light!!

The worst kind of people you can carry with you are the back seat drivers, who at every step will give you instructions on what to do. Making you more nervous thereby making more mistakes than usual. You need to make it very clear that you are incharge. It’s your car!

Taking care of your car is as important as learning how to drive it. By making sure that you don’t run out of fuel, ensuring the right air pressure in tyres and regular maintenance checks, reduces the chances of breakdowns.

Be prepared for breakdowns. Always carry your toolkit to help you get going on your way. Don’t be shy to seek professional help incase you feel stuck.

No matter how good you get there are no assurances that there would be no accidents. At some point you will get involved in accidents which will leave dents and marks. Don’t let them make you lose your drive. You will get better at dealing with the situation each time.

So don’t forget to read the signs and always wear your seat belts! 😊

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32 Comments

  1. Euro Travel Coach

    What great life lessons from learning to drive a car! I wish I had had this list when we were teaching our children to drive. It guess it’s never too late to make the connection. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Natalia

    I wish I had my driving licence, but I’ve failed a few times. I didn’t really realise that we can learn so much from driving a car and that we can compare these experiences with our life experiences! 🙂

  3. Beth

    So often we just hop in the car and go without even thinking about it. Thanks for taking something so common place and comparing it to something far deeper. Nicely written post.

  4. Joanna

    I am a new driver, I have been driving for around 8 months now and still hate going up hills – on narrow streets. Whilst I do great driving alone, I always get nervous when there are other people in the car with me.

  5. Waren Jean

    I am not a driver yet and there are a lot of things that I have to learn. Thank you for sharing what you know. I will keep this in mind for the future.

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