Unnecessarily slow driving is a very annoying habit some drivers have. It delays traffic, it causes accidents, and it causes failures in road tests for many driving students. Driving slowly has its reasons, but the reality it brings is unavoidable: slow drivers can be found anywhere. During a driving test, driving too slowly can fail a student. However, slow driving has much more than that.
The main reason for slow driving is fear and lack of confidence. A scared driver is more likely to drive slowly, since speed gives a feeling of losing control. The slow driving makes the driver more confident at first, but when everyone passes him, it can once again throw his confidence away. This is a cycle that leads to an extremely diffident driver.
During a driving test, slow driving can annoy the examiner. Although the annoyance of the examiner is not a factor in the test results, marking a speed error on every street can ruin the test very quickly. Furthermore, driving too slowly can trigger a speed critical error, from which there is no return. Driving too slowly really ruins driving tests.
On the road, slow driving is dangerous and already caused many accidents. When a fast car approaches a slow one, sometimes there is not enough space to change a lane or slow down. The result - the fast (or normal speed) driver hits the slow driver. If an accident doesn't happen and the fast driver manages to slow down, drivers behind him will also slow down, and a chain reaction will begin. This is how “unexplainable" traffic jams occur.
With all disadvantages, slow driving is not always bad. Some roads are limited to a very low speed limit, usually for good reasons. It is done to prevent accidents, crashes, and unnecessary death. Driving on these low speed areas might be boring and annoying, but it is also life saving.
The only way to avoid unnecessary slow driving is practice. Not all practice drives are good. Only driving with a good guide that explains how to choose the right speed for any situation will help drivers. Every driving student should have such a guide before taking the driving test.
You can find a guide like this at the Pass Your Driving Test area of Great-Info-Products.com. This page also includes a free course about the problems being solved in the guide.
About the author:
Nadav Snir is an experienced driver, driving since the age of 15.5. He passed his first driving test in California at the age of 16. You can see more information about the driving test at his site: http://Great-Info-Products.com/DriveTest/index.html .