There's a theory that states: in order to master a task, you must first practice it for 10,000 hours. Makes sense, right? You can't just wake up one day and start speaking Chinese, or run a marathon – you have to practice, and practice, and then practice some more.
Becoming an expert at anything takes time, and driving is no different. When you first get your license, you are meeting the MINIMUM requirements for getting your driver's license. But the more driving hours you have under your belt, the easier it will get — and the less mistakes you'll make. Every day you drive without an accident you get just a little bit safer, and over time you'll become more comfortable behind the wheel.
So for the first few years, it's really important to be extra careful on the road. Check out this teenage driving infographic to see some of the pitfalls teen drivers should try to avoid.