HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Finding out to drive can be a daunting experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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BEFORE 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 make an application for a licence you can get an application form from you regional 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 require to change this; you can do this online.
  • Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. 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 routine lessons.
  • Time– ensure you have sufficient time to dedicate to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are getting that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
  • We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson weekly under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be positive that you will discover how to drive but have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
  • Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but 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 use ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
  • Sleep– ensure you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish to ensure you are alert as there will be a lot to take in on your very first lesson.
  • Be prepared– on the day of your lesson ensure 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 boost your learning you could:

  • Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
  • Theory and Danger Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.

Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.

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