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Top Ways to Upgrade Driving Skills if You Love Traveling by Car

Top Ways to Upgrade Driving Skills if You Love Traveling by Car

Most people think of driving as a basic skill that everyone knows how to do. And in some ways, that’s true.

April 8th, 2022

Most people think of driving as a basic skill that everyone knows how to do. And in some ways, that’s true. But just because you know how to drive doesn’t mean you can drive well. Many skills and techniques can make your driving experience safer and more enjoyable. If you love traveling by car, it’s important to upgrade your driving skills and learn new techniques.

Driving is a skill that can be improved with practice. Experienced drivers, there are things that they can do better compared to rookies. These include parallel parking, changing lanes, and handling different road conditions. Knowing how to estimate the distance between moving objects and when to turn, or hit the breaks, is something you can only know after you have a better ‘feel’ and sense of space from the driver’s perspective.

In this article, we will go over the top ways to upgrade your driving skills. It will save you a lot of time in the long run when you are in a rush to find a good parking spot, or simply want to hop in the car, and cruise around the country for your next vacation.

Parallel parking

Most people know what parallel parking is. It’s that thing where you slide your car between two other cars on either side of an open space on the road. Then back up until your front wheels are touching both of those cars’ front bumpers. But not all drivers seem to know how to do this s, and often ends with disastrous results! Parallel parking may be fairly easy once you get the hang of it. Unfortunately, some things can throw even experienced drivers off their game. Learning how to parallel park can be frustrating, but once you know how to do it, it’s a skill that will serve you well. There are a few different ways to parallel park. The most common method is to pull up next to the car in front of the open spot, then back into the spot. It’s important to remember to check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before you back up, and to go slowly! It’s also a good idea to practice parallel parking in an empty parking lot before trying it out on a busy street.

Lane changing

Lane changing is simply the act of moving from one lane to another. While it may seem like a pretty straightforward task, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when doing it. First, always check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes. Second, signals are your friend! Use them to let other drivers know what you’re planning to do. And finally, don’t change lanes too quickly – give yourself plenty of time and space to make the move.


When you have to change lanes, there is something called merging. When someone has to change lanes, they need to make sure that the other driver knows what they are doing and doesn’t get in their way.

Merging onto a busy highway can be a daunting task for even the most experienced driver. Always check the speed limit and make sure you’re going at the same speed as the traffic around you. Use your turn signal to let other drivers know what you’re doing. Finally, don’t cut off other drivers – give yourself plenty of room to merge.

Driving in weather conditions

When you are traveling you can never know what kind of weather you can expect down the road. The weather forecast is not so precise, especially if you are considering going on a longer trip around the country. For example, touring the US for a month or two across the state will bring you different weather conditions. Those who plan to wander through Europe can expect even more drama from the weather as it is almost always raining in the UK, while Spain is known for its scorching heat.

Avoid accidents while driving in foggy conditions

Fog can be a real pain to deal with when you’re driving. It can reduce visibility and make it difficult to see what’s ahead of you. If you find yourself driving in fog, slow down and turn on your low beam headlights. You should also use your fog lights if your car has them. Remember to keep a safe following distance from the car in front of you, and be extra cautious at intersections and exits.

Snowy and icy conditions

If you’re driving in snowy or icy conditions, it’s important to take things slow. Accelerate and brake slowly to avoid skidding, and keep your steering wheel straight so you don’t lose control of your car. If you start to slide, take your foot off the gas and turn it into the skid. And finally, don’t forget to clean off your car before you hit the road – a snowy windshield can make it difficult to see.

Safely driving at night

Driving at night can be a challenge, but there are a few things you can do to make it a bit easier. First, make sure your headlights are clean and working properly. Second, keep your eyes moving – don’t stare at oncoming traffic or the centerline. And finally, don’t drive if you’re tired – it’s not worth the risk.

Following these tips will help you stay safe on the road, no matter where your travels take you. Happy driving!

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.