HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a daunting experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to get ready 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 very first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can pick up an application kind from you regional post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have actually lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
- Time– ensure you have enough time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are acquiring that will require regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend 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 drive but have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you use 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 prior to your lesson. You wish 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 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 knowing does not need to stop there. To improve your knowing you might:
- Submit a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with between lessons, you can use 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 perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.