HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a challenging experience for the best of us 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
- Provisionary licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. , if you need to apply for a licence you can pick up an application form from you local post office or you can apply 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 starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. It does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no money as it will take you longer to pass your test if you do not have regular lessons.
- Time– ensure you have sufficient time to devote to learning 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 suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will find out how to have the ability but drive to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– prevent 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 stating that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but likewise the night prior to.
- Clothing– make sure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you wear suitable shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling 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 sure you are alert 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 require them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not have to stop there. To boost your learning you could:
- Complete a student driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to experiment between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– utilize the web and books to modify for your theory test and danger understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.