HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Learning to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best people 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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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON

  • Provisional licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional post workplace or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
  • If you have actually lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Financial backing– prior to beginning 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 money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
  • Time– guarantee you have enough time to dedicate to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are obtaining that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
  • We suggest you have one, two hour lesson each week under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be confident that you will discover how to have the ability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
  • Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
  • Clothes– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Likewise make sure that you wear ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
  • Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You want to ensure 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.

BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS

When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:

  • Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– once 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 review the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
  • Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to revise 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 questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.

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