HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a difficult experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top suggestions on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. , if you need to use for a licence you can choose up an application form from you regional post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. It does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have adequate time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will find out how to drive but have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Also make certain that you wear suitable shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish to make sure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your first lesson.
- Be prepared– on the day of your lesson make sure you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you need them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To improve your learning you could:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to review the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have someone to experiment between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and hazard perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your instructor.