Qualities of a Good and Professional Driver

15 Qualities of a Good and Professional Driver

In today’s service driven economy, driving from one location to another for personal or business reasons is now necessary part of our lives. In this short article, we are going to look at the most important qualities of a good and professional driver.

Automobile driving is an art, and it can be dangerous. The most important aspect of driving is safety. It takes a good driver to ensure regular vehicle maintenance and to drive with caution under several conditions.

According to experts, driving is 80% mentally and 20% physical. Not everyone is physically and/or mentally able to do driving very well. To some, it comes naturally, to others, it takes time.

But whichever way you see this art of driving, we all need good and professional drivers to keep the roads safe for everyone. Most of the time, a lot of people do go out on the road and start driving different kinds of cars, buses and motorbikes; only to think and believe they are skilled drivers.

However, first time drivers need to learn the basics driving skills and get the knowledge of the road signs before thinking of going out to drive themselves, their friends and other passengers.

By attending an accredited driving school, learning form experienced driver instructors and passing the necessary driving tests, this will definitely help to reduce crash related injuries on our roads.


Why you should become a Professional Driver?

Car insurance bills, vehicle breakdowns, accidents and traffic violations (that often lead to fines and arrests) usually drop substantially if drivers can show graduation skills while on the highways.

Being a professionally driver meaning driving with the right attitudes and driving in more advanced skills. Now, below is our list of important qualities that make a good or professional driver.


15 Important Qualities of a Good and Professional Driver

#1. A good driver should perceive road safety as a collective responsibility.

#2. He/she must understand, interpret and obey the road signs, traffic rules and regulations.

#3. Professional drivers should be knowledgeable and competent about driving skills.

#4. A truck driver for instance should have basic knowledge of how a truck operates –vehicle mechanics.

#5. A good must have the right attitude, and the ability to anticipate potential road hazards, which is called Defensive Driving.

#6. A good driver must be careful, be patient, concentrate and be responsible for other road users and the environment.

#7. A professional driver is formally trained to drive on any kind of roads and weather conditions.

#8. He or she must have held a valid driver’s license for a period of 4 years with certain amount of experience driving.

#9. He/she should always drive to save a life and avoid all road vices, and bad conducts.

#10.  Professional drivers do not drive without their seat belts on.

#11. A well tainted driver is intelligent and obeys the traffic laws

#12. An experienced good driver does not engage in dangerous driving and speed limit violation.

#13. A good driver exercises lane discipline and cannot run the Red Lights!

#14. He/she do not make or receive phone calls while driving.

#15. Professional drivers should not play nor listen to loud radio or audio records while driving


Wrapping up: 15 Qualities of a Good and Professional Driver

This is our list of 15 Important Qualities of a Good and Professional Driver. We hope you will become a professional driver after reading through this article?

As a learner driver or experiences driver, it is your responsibility to go for professional driving training from the start or as a refresher course.

Being a good driver starts with knowing the right driving rules and practices and implementing them; no matter the road conditions and the situation involved. Its about doing the right things that will save lives and keep the roads free of dangers.

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Related: How to Reduce Accidents on Nigerian Roads

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  1. Ocitti Fred

    The teaching is really good not only for the drivers but also encourage others to go on the road Thanks you

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