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 top tips on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you require to request a licence you can get an application 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 replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– before starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have enough time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are acquiring that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson weekly under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be confident that you will find out how to have the capability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol must be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Also make sure that you wear ideal 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 before your lesson. You want to make sure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your 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 have to stop there. To boost your learning you could:
- Submit a learner driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with in between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and threat perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.