HOW TO GET READY 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 pointers on how to prepare for your 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 obtain a licence you can pick up 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 lost part of your licence you require to change this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– prior to beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a complete driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or family. If you do not have regular 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 commit 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 progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson every week under the guidance of an expert driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will find out how to drive but have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
- Clothing– make sure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Likewise make certain that you wear suitable 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 want to make certain you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your 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.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not have to stop there. To enhance your learning you could:
- Submit a learner driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. If you have somebody to practice with between lessons, you can use the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Threat Understanding practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk perception test. The earlier your theory is passed the much better.
Finally, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your instructor.
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