HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a challenging experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top suggestions on how to get ready for your 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 first lesson. If you require to request a licence you can get an application form from you regional 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– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have an intend on how to pay for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. 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– guarantee you have enough time to devote to finding out to drive– after all it is a brand-new ability that you are getting that will need regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We suggest you have one, 2 hour lesson weekly under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be positive that you will learn how to have the capability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates 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 prior to.
- Clothes– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you use suitable 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 want 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 certain you have both parts of your licence, payment for your lesson and your glasses, if you require them.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To boost your knowing you could:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– when your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to assess the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The quicker your theory is passed the much better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your instructor.