HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas 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 use for a licence you can pick up an application type from you local post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. It does not pay to have lessons and after that stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have enough time to dedicate to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will discover how to have the ability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however 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. Also make certain that you wear suitable 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 before your lesson. You want to make sure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your very 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 require them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To improve your learning you might:
- Submit a learner driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Risk Perception practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.
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