HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you require to use for a licence you can choose up an application type 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 change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before beginning your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. 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 routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have adequate time to commit to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will need routine practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the guidance of a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will learn how to drive however have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Also make sure that you use suitable 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 before your lesson. You want to ensure you are alert as there will be a lot to take in on your 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 need them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To boost your knowing you could:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– once your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to review the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The faster your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.