HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a daunting 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.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary 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 pick up an application from you local post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have actually lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through 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 sufficient time to dedicate to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are acquiring that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
- Mindset– you require to be confident that you will learn how to drive but have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Likewise make sure 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 wish 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 require them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your learning you could:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well 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 needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the much better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.