HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a complicated experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO 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 require to apply for a licence you can choose up an application kind from you local post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have actually lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have a plan 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 enough time to dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are acquiring that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will discover how to drive but have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent 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 stating that alcohol must be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use 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 are alert 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 learning does not have to stop there. To improve your learning you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually 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 use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and threat understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.