Here are 6 things you didn't know you're doing wrong when driving at high speed.
Driving at speed might seem like a pretty straight forward task, but the physics of how your car reacts at speed changes quite significantly. Here are 6 tips to keep you and your passengers safer while driving fast:
- Hand Position
Forget what you were taught while taking driving lessons when they say keep your hands at 10 and 2. Keep them at 9 and 3 as you have far more control, and never take your hands off the steering wheel, even if you have to cross them from time to time.
- Loud Music
As enjoyable as this is at times, playing music loud while driving fast has a detrimental effect on your concentration.
- Sitting Incorrectly
To find the optimal seating position, start by pressing in the brake pedal (while the car is static of course!) You should be able to press it down fully while your knee is still slightly bent. Then, your arms: you want to be able to rest your wrists on the top of the steering wheel while your elbows are still slightly bent.
- Keep Your Eyes On The Road
Although this might seem obvious, it remains essential to have full concentration and vision on the road ahead when driving at speed. Furthermore, you don't want to be seated too far down where it limits your ability to see the road ahead by any means.
- Don't Let The Car Coast
When driving at speed, always ensure the car is either accelerating or decelerating when cornering to ensure optimal car control.
- Choosing The Wrong Time Or Place
Even if you're within the speed limits, it doesn't mean you have to be at those speeds all the time. You never want to explore the limits of grip where there is a potential traffic jam just around the corner!
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Car Throttle, on 6 Things You Didn't Know You Were Doing Wrong When Driving Fast.
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