HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Learning to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top suggestions on how to get ready 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 need to obtain a licence you can get 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 require to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. If you do not have regular lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test.
  • Time– ensure you have sufficient time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
  • We suggest you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be positive that you will learn how to have the ability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
  • Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
  • Clothing– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
  • Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You wish to make certain 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 require them.

IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS

When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To improve your learning you might:

  • Submit a learner driver journal or journal– as soon as 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 assess the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to experiment in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
  • Theory and Danger Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and threat perception test. The faster 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 simply ask your instructor.

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