HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a daunting experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading pointers on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to look for 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 actually lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before beginning your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have adequate time to dedicate to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will require routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be positive that you will find out how to drive but have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you use appropriate 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 want to make certain 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 certain you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you need them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To boost your knowing you might:
- Submit 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 use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have someone to practice with in between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Danger Understanding practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The quicker 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 just ask your instructor.