When hiring a supercar for the day, it’s important to know safe driving tips so that you are entirely in control of the car.
Why Use Safe Driving Tips?
Of course, you must have years of experience in driving before you take the wheel of a powerful supercar. But it’s always a good idea to remind yourself of the critical aspects of safe driving before taking out a supercar for the day. Simply because a supercar is a lot different from your day to day car. The controls are a lot more, and the engine is a lot bigger – therefore providing you with a lot more power than an average vehicle.
It’s also important to be a sensible driver when in control of such a powerful car, a lot of people that end up injuring themselves or others when in charge of a supercar drive too fast or lose control as the car is so powerful. So if you are interested in supercar hire Surrey and have either never driven a supercar before or want to remind yourself of how to stay safe and in control, then keep reading! We’ve devised a list of driving tips to help you stay safe on the road for not only yourself but other road users.
Keep Your Entire Focus On Driving
Although this sounds like a simple thing to do, it’s harder than you think. When driving for long periods of time, it can become hard to stay entirely focused on the road and other drivers around you. Because you have been driving for so long, you start to lose concentration, focus and let your mind drift elsewhere. You cannot do this when driving any vehicle; if you feel your mind drifting onto other things, then we would recommend taking regular intervals between driving to let your mind refresh its self and to give you a break from driving. Read up here 10 ways to stay focused on driving.
Also, ensure that you have planned out your route beforehand so that you don’t distract yourself trying to find alternative routes on devices like your satnav or mobile. If you want updates on faster routes while en-route to somewhere without playing around on maps, we recommend downloading Waze; it’s an app that connects to your in-car sat-nav and can provide you with traffic updates and alternative quicker routes. Most people choose to have supercar chauffeuring instead of hiring the car to drive themselves as it is more comfortable and still allows them to ride in the car of their dreams.
Never Driver Without Confirming With Your Doctor
As you all know it’s extremely dangerous and against the law for anyone to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As well as this you should never drive under the influence of strong prescription medications. Painkillers like codeine have an effect on us that increase drowsiness and reduces reaction time drastically as well as awareness. So you should never attempt to drive under the influence of any medications without reading the label or confirming with your doctor.
Even over the counter medications have drowsy effects and can make it dangerous for you to drive, things like the majority of hayfever tablets have drowsy side effects – although you wouldn’t think it so always double check to be safe.
It’s essential that when you’re driving you drive defensively and focus on yourself, and always expect the unexpected. You could be released into a world of no indications, lane cutting and sharp breaking. And although this isn’t your fault, it can cause severe problems for you if you aren’t driving safely and taking road safety precautions. Please remember that in hypercars and supercars the engine has an unbelievable amount of power and can reach top speeds within a matter of seconds.
Break earlier than you usually would, as if you’re reaching higher speeds in a short period of time you are going to need break quicker in order to be able to come to a complete stop.
Also when driving defensively, remember the main driving safety rules. Always leave a 2-second gap between you and the car in front, and if it’s poor weather conditions double it up to 4 seconds. And if you’re waiting at a junction or roundabout, ensure that you can see the car in front of you’s tyres. This means that you are not tailgating and have given them enough room to pull away and extra space in case they roll back.
Make Checks To Your Car
And not just because you’re driving a powerful car, you should always check the condition of the vehicle before you make any journey. All of our prestige vehicles are regularly reviewed and cleaned so that you don’t have to. We believe in driving in a safe and comfortable manner, which is why we always check everything before dropping our cars out to clients. Just to be safe and for future reference with any of your own vehicles, we recommend checking tyre pressure before journeys, as this not only effects your fuel consumption but it can also cause an accident. Purchase a tyre pressure gauge and keep it in your car and keep it for future use.
As well as this you should top up your water levels before any long journey to ensure that your car stays cool and does not overheat, as well as this check your oil levels to avoid your car breaking down.
And most important of all, keep safe. Like we previously mentioned driving a supercar is a big responsibility, so it’s important to remind yourself of the key components of driving safely, no matter how much driving experience you have. The majority of our clients choose chauffeuring over self-drive services when using supercar hire London. Merely because it’s simpler for them, and if they’re going to an event they don’t have to drive and can rely on our drivers to pick them up on time.
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