HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Finding out to drive can be a difficult experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON

  • Provisional licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to get a licence you can get an application form from you local post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
  • If you have actually lost part of your licence you need to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. 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 regular lessons.
  • Time– ensure you have sufficient time to commit to learning to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are getting that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
  • We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
  • Mindset– you require to be confident that you will learn how to drive but have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
  • Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
  • Clothing– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Also make certain that you use ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
  • Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You wish to make certain 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 learning does not have to stop there. To boost your learning you might:

  • Submit a learner driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
  • Theory and Threat Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.

Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.

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