HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Finding out to drive can be a challenging experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading pointers on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON

  • Provisional licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to get a licence you can pick up an application from you local post office or you can use 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 require to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. If you do not have regular 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 devote to learning to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are getting that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
  • We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
  • Attitude– you require to be confident that you will find out how to drive however have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
  • Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
  • Clothes– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Likewise 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 before your lesson. You want to make sure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your very 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 require them.

IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS

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

  • Submit a learner driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize 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 between lessons.
  • Theory and Hazard Perception practice– utilize the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.

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

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