HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a difficult experience for the best people so here are RED Driving School’s top ideas on how to prepare for your very first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to apply for a licence you can get an application from you regional 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 starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to spend for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. 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 routine lessons.
- Time– ensure you have adequate time to dedicate to discovering to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are obtaining that will require regular practice in order for you to progress.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson weekly under the supervision of a professional driving trainer.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will find out how to have the ability but drive to laugh at yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Consume– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates stress and anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night before.
- Clothes– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Also make certain that you wear ideal shoes that you can feel the pedals through– no walking boots, heels or flip flops.
- Sleep– ensure you have a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson. You wish to ensure you look out as there will be a lot to take in on your first lesson.
- Be prepared– on the day of your lesson ensure 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 improve your learning you might:
- Fill out a learner driver journal or diary– 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 use this to review the lesson and get ready for your next lesson. If you have somebody to experiment between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
- Theory and Danger Perception practice– utilize the web and books to revise for your theory test and danger perception test. The quicker your theory is passed the better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your instructor.