HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you need to request a licence you can get an application from you regional post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have actually lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. It does not pay to have lessons and after that stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have enough time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are acquiring that will require regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
- Mindset– you require to be positive that you will learn how to have the capability but drive to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- 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 ideal 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 look out as there will be a lot to take in on your very 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 improve your learning you might:
- Complete a learner driver journal or diary– 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 reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Risk Perception practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and danger understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.