HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top suggestions 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 need to use for a licence you can select up an application form from you regional post workplace or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- If you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay 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 finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are obtaining that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will learn how to drive however have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up 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 prior to.
- Clothing– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of 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 certain you have a good night’s sleep the night prior to your lesson. You want to make certain 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 have to stop there. To improve your knowing you could:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can utilize this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and risk perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.