HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top pointers on how to get ready for your 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 get a licence you can get an application 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 replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– before starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. 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– guarantee you have adequate time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are acquiring that will require regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be confident that you will discover how to have the ability however 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 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 before.
- Clothes– 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 ideal 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 before your lesson. You wish 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 make sure 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 need to stop there. To enhance your knowing you could:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, submit 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 get ready for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Risk Understanding practice– utilize the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat perception test. The faster your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your instructor.