HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you require to apply for a licence you can pick up an application kind from you local post workplace or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. If you do not have routine 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 new skill that you are obtaining that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be confident that you will learn how to have the capability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night before.
- Clothing– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Likewise ensure that you wear appropriate shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to make certain 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 learning does not have to stop there. To improve your learning you might:
- Submit 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 use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to experiment between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and danger perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.