Exotics and supercars can get a bad wrap where safety is concerned. People assume that because they can reach high speeds, that they pose a threat to other road users. However, just like any other tool that is controlled by a human hand, it is the person taking control that has the ability to act safely or unsafely. With this in mind read on for our tops tips for driving safely at speed.
Know your vehicle
One of the easiest ways for an exotic or supercar to become unsafe is for a driver that is unfamiliar with it to get in the driving seat. Exotic cars are a breed away from other types on the market, and you need to have some experience dealing with them to know how to handle them properly.
That is why to start with it can be useful to get your first experience of an exotic vehicle on a race track day. Then you have the benefit of advice from a professional or experienced driver, as well as the luxury of being able to get used to the handling of such a vehicle on a clear, smooth track. Something you may just be very glad of it your Aston Martin V8 Vantage or Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 gets away from you.
Watch out for others
The thing about being an exotic car owner is that it can be like being the big guy in prison. Any new punk comes along, and they will head to you for a fight first because they want to be able to show that they can hold their own. We see this time and time again when out driving exotic cars and it can be annoying and also dangerous.
The danger can come from these other drives that are so intent on beating a supercar that they will disregard all notions of safe driving, making them a hazard on the road.
Luckily, there are professional car accident attorneys that can make a case against these sorts of drivers, if you or your car get damaged by their stupidity. Something that can end up costing them a phenomenal amount of money, as any exotic driver will know. (Those repairs and replacement parts for these types of vehicle are not cheap, do they?)
Stick to the law
Another issue around exotics and supercars that can give rise to them be thought of an unsafe is the perception the owners aren’t that bothered about sticking to the local road laws.
Now, I’ll grant you it can be a lot harder to keep to the speed limit when you know the engine under the hood of your vehicle could do double that in the blink of an eye. However, like most misunderstood minority groups it tend to be a few law breaks that are ruining it for the rest of us.
That means as an exotic car owner you must stick to the local roads laws wherever possible and drive as safely as you can. Even if it is at speed.