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In addition to the required driver education courses, there are other ways for Louisiana drivers to get training.
Consider these methods:
- Study the Louisiana Class D & E Drivers Guide , available online using the free Adobe Reader.
- Practice driving with an experienced, licensed driver and ask for feedback.
- Take practice tests.
- If your school offers a driver education course, take it.
- Take the time to become familiar with your vehicle.
15 Tips to Safer Driving
Ready to start driving? Not so fast. Read these 15 tips to safer driving:
- Wear your seat belt. Make your passengers buckle up, too. You're the one driving, right?
- Check your gas, seat adjustment, headrest adjustment, and mirror adjustments. Make sure your windshield is clean―both outside and inside.
- Get complete directions when driving to an unfamiliar place.
- Obey the speed limits. If caught, you could be issued a traffic ticket, increasing your insurance. Even worse―Mom and Dad could take your license.
- Follow the color rules: green means go, yellow means slow to a stop, and red means stop. Period.
- Be prepared at all times. Carry a cell phone, calling card, or some extra change for a payphone with you. You never know when you're going to have car trouble or possibly an accident. It's also a good idea to keep some extra gas money stowed away, too.
- Be on the lookout for pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists as well as other vehicles, and drive defensively.
- Maintain your car. Tires, brakes, oil―everything. Unless you're an auto whiz, this can probably be left up to Dad or Jiffy Lube.
- Pay attention to weather conditions, use your headlights when necessary, and check your exhaust pipe for mud clogs.
- Don't carry more passengers than you have seatbelts for.
- Keep the music volume low. You might be dying to jam that new CD, but you don't want to miss hearing a siren or a horn warn you of possible danger.
- If talking on the phone, applying makeup, fixing your hair, or eating is that important, pull of the road first.
- Pay attention to objects in the road.
- Don't race trains, or try to cross a track when a train is in sight. If you're late for work, leave earlier next time.
- Never, under any circumstances, get into a vehicle with a person who has been drinking or using drugs. If you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, find a sober driver or call your parents for a ride home.
Finally, don't drive like you own the road. You don't. Drive like you own the car and your life.Driving Schools
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