HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a complicated experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you require to look for 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 lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– before 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 after that stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have enough time to commit to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are getting that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will discover how to drive however have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Likewise ensure that you use appropriate shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish 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 ensure 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 knowing does not have to stop there. To enhance your learning you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– when 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 use this to review the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to experiment in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Risk Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to revise for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The earlier 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 simply ask your trainer.