HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a daunting experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional 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 replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. 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 commit to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will discover how to have the capability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks 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 saying that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but also the night before.
- Clothes– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear appropriate 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 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 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 learning does not have to stop there. To enhance your learning you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use 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 Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.