HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a challenging experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s leading ideas on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you require to obtain a licence you can get an application from you regional post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you need to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– before starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and then 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 sufficient time to commit to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will find out how to have the ability however drive to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Drink– avoid 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 stating that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use 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 wish 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 ensure you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you need 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 learner driver journal or journal– 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 use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and hazard perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.