Obtaining a drivers license is always a big step in becoming an adult. Making sure that young drivers are safe and feel safe on the roads is a focus for the Illinois State Police. ISP Trooper Lisa Osborne says that young drivers shouldn't be afraid of officers and they should stay calm if ever pulled over.
Osborne says that sometimes it seems like young drivers get overexcited once they start driving and forget safe driving practices.
When pulling over if stopped by a police officer it's advised to take your time to find a safe space to pull over the car. Putting on hazards to acknowledge the police officer helps them to know you are aware. Officers also want to make aware the driving curfew for new motorists.
More driving tips for new time drivers can be found at www.isp.state.il.us.