HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to obtain a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning 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 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 adequate time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
- Clothing– make certain 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 walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish 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.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To enhance your learning you could:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and threat perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.