HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to make an application for a licence you can get an application from you regional post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– before starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and after that stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have enough time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be prevented 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 a minimum of an hour. Likewise ensure that you use ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– ensure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to make sure you are alert 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 require them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To enhance your knowing you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have someone to practice with in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to revise 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 concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.