HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE 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 need to request a licence you can get 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 lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. If you do not have regular lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test.
- Time– ensure you have sufficient time to dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-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 a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will learn how to drive but have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- Clothes– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use suitable 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 before your lesson. You wish to ensure 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 require them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Fill out a student driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have someone to practice with between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Risk Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and risk perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.