HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. , if you require to apply for a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and after that stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have sufficient time to dedicate to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will discover how to drive however have the capability 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 anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear appropriate 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 prior to your lesson. You want to make sure you look out 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 need them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your learning you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, fill out 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. If you have somebody to practice with in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and risk understanding test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your instructor.
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