HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
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 obtain a licence you can pick up 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 lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through 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 sufficient time to commit to finding out to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson every week under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– 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 stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- 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 suitable 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 make sure 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 make certain 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 need to stop there. To enhance your learning you could:
- Complete a student driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.