HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a complicated experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading suggestions on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE 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 pick up an application kind 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– prior to 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– ensure you have enough time to dedicate to finding out to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the guidance of a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will learn how to have the ability but drive to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol needs to be prevented 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 sat in the car for at least an hour. 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 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 make certain 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 need to stop there. To improve your knowing you could:
- Complete a student driver journal or journal– when 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 assess the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have someone to experiment in between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the internet and books to revise for your theory test and hazard perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your trainer.