HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading pointers on how to get ready for your very 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 first lesson. If you require to obtain a licence you can get an application form 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 replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through cost 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 regular lessons.
- Time– ensure you have sufficient time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will discover how to have the ability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but 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. Also ensure that you wear appropriate 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 want to make sure you are alert as there will be a lot to take in on your first lesson.
- Be prepared– on the day of your lesson make certain 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 have to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on 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 in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your instructor.