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 suggestions on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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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 request a licence you can get an application form from you regional post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
  • If you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. 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– 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 advance.
  • We advise you have one, two hour lesson every week under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you need to be confident that you will discover how to have the ability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
  • Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages 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, however also the night prior to.
  • Clothes– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat 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– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to make sure you are alert 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 require them.

BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS

When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:

  • Submit a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
  • Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.

Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your instructor.

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