New drivers should try not to fall into these traps when starting out on the UK's roads

Twelve top tips for new drivers

Inexperienced motorists have been offered twelve tips to help them become road-savvy and steer clear of trouble when behind the wheel.

Driving specialists from leading car supplier LeaseCar.uk have come up with an essential checklist to help new drivers avoid making needless errors on the road.

Inexperienced motorists need to quickly learn how to alter their driving in different weather conditions from wind, rain and fog, to bright sunshine.

1. Adjust your driving for bad weather

Inexperienced motorists need to quickly learn how to alter their driving in different weather conditions from wind, rain and fog, to bright sunshine.
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Concentration is crucial when in charge of your car, especially if youre not yet completely confident, so its wise for new drivers to turn the radio or their music down or off.

2. Turn the radio off

Concentration is crucial when in charge of your car, especially if youre not yet completely confident, so its wise for new drivers to turn the radio or their music down or off.
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Young drivers can often be peer pressured into becoming a taxi service for their mates.

3. Dont offer friends lifts

Young drivers can often be peer pressured into becoming a taxi service for their mates.
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Drive economically as often as possible by trying to make smooth gear changes whilst keeping the revs low, ditching excess weight in the boot and avoiding racing starts and sharp breaking.

4. Think of fuel efficiency

Drive economically as often as possible by trying to make smooth gear changes whilst keeping the revs low, ditching excess weight in the boot and avoiding racing starts and sharp breaking.
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