HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to request 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– before starting your lesson you will need to have a plan 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 cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have sufficient time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will find out how to drive but have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol should be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Likewise make certain that you use ideal 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 before your lesson. You wish to make certain 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 require them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or journal– 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. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat 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 ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.