HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can pick 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 need to replace this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. It does not pay to have lessons and after that stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have sufficient time to commit to learning to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are acquiring that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson every week under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will learn how to have the capability but drive to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear suitable shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– ensure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to ensure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your very 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.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To improve your learning you could:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.