At our Calgary Driving School, Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving, we help you learn and practice all the essential skills and habits for safe driving. One habit that will help you pass your driving test and drive safely the rest of your driving life, is to shoulder check. While looking in a mirror is important too, there’s a blind spot that often can’t be seen in the rear or side mirrors. Taking a couple of seconds to turn your head will help you avoid a costly accident every time you get behind the wheel.
Just yesterday, I was driving slowly because of the icy conditions of downtown Calgary in December. A yellow SUV was driving in the right lane next to me, when all of the sudden, it came into my lane. Luckily, I was able to swerve and put on the brakes enough to not be hit! I did tap my horn to let the driver know she almost caused an accident. Maybe next time she’ll do a shoulder check.
Remember if you’re looking for a Calgary Driving School, a Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving course can help you learn to drive safely and avoid accidents, and, of course, pass your driving tests.