HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering 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 prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to make an application for a licence you can get an application form from you local post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have actually lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. 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– guarantee you have adequate time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are acquiring that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will discover how to drive however have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use appropriate 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 ensure you look out 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.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To improve your learning you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with 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 risk understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the much better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.