Sunday, April 26, 2015

What To Do When You Get Pulled Over

I'm not saying I was pulled over yet, but in my last driving lesson, my instructor told me this. So basically, the first thing you want to do is put on your emergency blinkers, acknowledging that you will cooperate with the peace officer. If you're on a freeway, get off of it and go to a side street or parking lot where the peace officer won't get hit easily. Then, after you've pulled over, turn off the engine, put both hands on top of the steering wheel, and lower your window. When asked for your driver's license and registration, calmly say, "Officer, my license is in [location of the license] and my registration is in [location of the registration]. May I get them?" This acknowledges that you will get your license out of the wallet in your back pocket, not a gun. Hopefully, these tips can get you out of a ticket. Maybe I'll write when I get pulled over... That's for another time...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Anti-lock Brakes

I had another driving lesson yesterday, and I got to try out something called the Anti-lock braking system, or ABS. It makes a car stop quicker on a dry or slippery surface. It was fun testing it out. I would speed up to 50 MPH on a side street (o_O) and slamming my foot on the brake as hard as possible. It proves essential for wet weather (which rarely happens in my area) needing a hard brake, should I need to.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Yielding Left Turns

One of the situations in driving is a yielding left turn.  It's when you stop in the middle of an intersection before turning left to let someone going straight go through first. It's a bit awkward because 75% know what a yielding left turn is. The other 25% will just honk at you. Anyways, those are my thoughts on yielding left turns.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Driving a BMW

As my experience grows with driving, the more I can be trusted with an automobile my parents actually care about. Today, I drove a 2014 BMW 328i sedan. I have to say, it's a step up from a 2004 Toyota Corolla. I tried it on the mountain road I talked about two weeks ago and it glided right through that road. I give it a 10/10: Would drive again.