HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a difficult experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips 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 first lesson. If you require to get a licence you can pick up an application from you regional post office or you can use 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.
- Sponsorship– prior to beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. 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 regular lessons.
- Time– guarantee you have adequate time to dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill 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 supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will find out how to have the ability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however also the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear suitable 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 make sure 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 make sure 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 have to stop there. To enhance your knowing you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, complete 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. If you have someone to practice with between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– utilize the internet and books to revise 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 just ask your trainer.