Urban areas tend to have higher figures for incidents or collisions, likely due to the fact that the volume of traffic and road users is much higher than other areas. But also, road systems and networks can be very confusing, especially if you’re not used to them.
If you’re worried about driving in a city centre, take some steps before leaving, to ease the anxiety. First of all, plan your route as best you can. Know where you want to go and how to get there, so that anything you encounter does not come as a surprise. Using a satellite navigation system can help with navigating an unknown or confusing road system, but be sure to obey road markings, signs & signals. Leave extra time. Ensuring you are not in a rush can help with stress levels and your thought process, making the journey less of a panic situation. Take your time and check your mirrors – keep things safe, that is the main thing.
If you would like to know more about driving in a city centre, call, text, email or enquire online about driving lessons.