HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a daunting experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will require to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you require to make an application for a licence you can get an application form from you regional post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through 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 enough time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a new skill that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Mindset– you need to be positive that you will learn how to drive but have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol should be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night before.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no strolling boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish to make sure 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 certain 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 enhance your learning 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 went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising if you have somebody to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– utilize the internet and books to modify for your theory test and hazard perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.