HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO 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 use for a licence you can pick up an application type 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 change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Sponsorship– before 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. If you do not have routine lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test.
- Time– ensure you have enough time to commit to discovering to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will require routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of a professional driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night before.
- Clothes– ensure 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 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 prior to your lesson. You want to make certain you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your 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 need them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To enhance your knowing you might:
- Submit a learner driver journal or diary– once 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. You can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat understanding test. The quicker 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 just ask your instructor.