HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

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

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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON

  • Provisional licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you need to use for a licence you can select up an application form from you local post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
  • By telephone or by post if you have actually lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
  • Sponsorship– prior to beginning your lesson you will require to have a plan 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 then 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 adequate time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are acquiring that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
  • We suggest you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be confident that you will find out how to drive however have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
  • Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
  • Clothes– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Likewise make certain that you use 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 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 improve your learning you could:

  • Complete a learner driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
  • Theory and Risk Perception practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and danger perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.

Finally, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.

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