HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you need to make an application for a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional post office or you can apply 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– before beginning your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. If you do not have regular 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 sufficient time to dedicate to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are acquiring that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will discover how to drive however have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol should be prevented both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use 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 prior to your lesson. You want 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 knowing does not have to stop there. To improve your knowing you might:
- Fill out a student driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and hazard perception test. The faster your theory is passed the much better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.