HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
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 apply for a licence you can pick up an application type from you regional post workplace or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. 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– guarantee you have sufficient time to commit to finding out to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are acquiring that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will find out how to drive but have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks 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 should be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you wear 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 wish 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 ensure you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you require them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To enhance your knowing you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have someone to practice with in between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and danger understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.