HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a challenging experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can pick up an application type from you local post workplace or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. If you do not have regular 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 dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will find out how to drive however have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol should be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothing– make sure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Also ensure that you use ideal 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 ensure 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 ensure you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you need them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– once 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 assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The faster 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 trainer.