HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a daunting experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to request a licence you can pick up an application 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.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend 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– guarantee you have adequate time to dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are getting that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will discover how to drive however have the ability to laugh at 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 accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Also make certain 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 prior to your lesson. You want to ensure 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.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To boost your learning you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.