HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you need to obtain a licence you can get 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 need to change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. If you do not have regular lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash 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 brand-new ability that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, 2 hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will find out how to drive but have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol ought to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothing– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use appropriate shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You wish 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.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and danger perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your trainer.