HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a complicated experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to request a licence you can pick up an application from you regional post office or you can apply 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– before beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. If you do not have routine lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test.
- Time– guarantee you have sufficient time to dedicate to discovering 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 recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will learn how to drive but have the capability to laugh at 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 accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you wear 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 are alert 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 need them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not have to stop there. To boost your knowing you could:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually 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 use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Risk Understanding practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your trainer.