HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO 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 need to use for a licence you can choose up an application type from you regional post workplace 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– 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– guarantee you have adequate time to commit to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are acquiring that will require routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the guidance of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will find out how to drive however have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged 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 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 make sure 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 knowing does not need to stop there. To enhance your learning you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to review 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 modify for your theory test and risk perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.