HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a daunting experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you require to apply for a licence you can choose up an application form 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 replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. It does not pay to have lessons and after that 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 devote to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are getting that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the guidance of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you wear ideal 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 ensure you are alert 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.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To boost your learning you might:
- Complete a student driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Risk Perception practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and hazard understanding test. The sooner your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.