HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a complicated experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading pointers on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to obtain a licence you can get an application form from you regional post office or you can apply 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– before starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. If you do not have routine 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– ensure you have enough time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are obtaining that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be positive that you will find out how to drive however have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Likewise ensure that you wear appropriate shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– ensure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want 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 ensure 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 knowing does not have to stop there. To enhance your learning you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to assess 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 Threat Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.