HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a difficult experience for the best of us 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 need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. , if you need to apply for a licence you can select up an application type from you local post workplace 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.
- Sponsorship– prior to 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 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 commit to finding out to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are acquiring that will require routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson each week under the guidance of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will learn how to have the capability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night prior to.
- Clothing– ensure 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 use appropriate 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 ensure 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 certain 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 have to stop there. To improve your learning you could:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare 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 modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your instructor.