HOW TO GET READY FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a complicated experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top suggestions on how to get ready for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
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 need 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.
- By telephone or by post if you have actually lost part of your licence you need to change this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to pay 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 enough time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are getting that will require regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We recommend you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will learn how to drive but have the ability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based drinks such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without saying that alcohol ought to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothes– ensure that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for a minimum of an hour. Likewise make sure that you use appropriate 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 prior to 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 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 knowing you might:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– when your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to review the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have somebody to practice with in between lessons.
- Theory and Threat Perception practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and threat perception test. The sooner your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your instructor.