HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS

Finding out to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.

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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON

  • Provisional 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 from you local post office or you can use online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
  • If you have lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through cost savings, work or household. If you do not have regular lessons, it does not pay to have lessons and then stop due to no cash as it will take you longer to pass your test.
  • Time– ensure you have sufficient time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
  • We suggest you have one, two hour lesson each week under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you require to be confident that you will find out how to drive however have the capability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
  • Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol ought to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however also the night prior to.
  • Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Make sure that you wear suitable shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking 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 sure 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 boost your learning you might:

  • Complete a learner driver journal or journal– once your lesson is over, complete the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to reflect on the lesson and get ready 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– utilize the internet and books to revise for your theory test and risk perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.

Finally, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.

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