HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you need to get a licence you can get an application 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 replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to spend for a full 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– guarantee you have enough time to dedicate to discovering to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are getting that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will discover how to have the capability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night before.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothes 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 sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before 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 have to stop there. To enhance your knowing you could:
- Fill out a student driver journal or diary– as soon as 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 use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have someone to practice with in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Risk Understanding practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and danger understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.
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