HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Finding out to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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BEFORE 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 make an application for a licence you can pick up 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 need to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will require 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 cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
  • Time– guarantee you have enough time to dedicate to finding out 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 advise you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be confident that you will find out how to drive but have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
  • Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
  • Clothing– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Also make sure that you use suitable shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
  • Sleep– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to make certain you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your very 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 require them.

BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS

When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To enhance your knowing you could:

  • Complete a student driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
  • Theory and Hazard Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and threat perception test. The faster 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.

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