HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to obtain a licence you can get an application form from you regional post office or you can apply 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.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. If you do not have routine 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 commit to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the guidance of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be positive that you will learn how to have the capability but drive to make fun of 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 stress and anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol must be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you use ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make certain you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You wish to ensure you are alert 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 knowing does not have to stop there. To improve your learning you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and threat perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.