Some additional tips for new drivers setting out this season include:
. Think Pink
Keep your pink insurance card with you in the car and know what your insurance policy covers. You will need to show it if requested by the police or when you renew your license.
. Go Slow
Watch out for children and pedestrians as well as changing road conditions. Accidents and tickets will increase your insurance rates and stay on your record for at least six years.
. Be Equipped
Store an emergency kit in your car stocked with jumper cables, a flashlight, first aid kit and a disposable camera to take photos of any accident that may occur. Ensure that the spare tire is fully inflated and your cell phone is fully charged.
. Know Your Limits
Before heading out for a long trip, become familiar with the route. Keep distractions like loud music to a minimum and stay alert and observant to your surroundings.
Practice makes perfect, so keep driving and gaining experience on the road. To see which insurance policy best equips new drivers for the road ahead, visit www.protection.tdinsurance.com or call 1-866-753-6953.