Discovering to drive can be a daunting 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.

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  • Provisional licence– you will need to present both the card and paper parts of you licence on your very first lesson. If you need to request a licence you can get an application form from you regional post office or you can apply online at
  • If you have lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online, by telephone or by post.
  • Financial backing– before starting your lesson you will require to have an intend on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or household. If you do not have routine 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 ability that you are getting that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
  • We advise you have one, two hour lesson every week under the supervision of an expert driving trainer.
  • Mindset– you need to be positive that you will learn how to drive however have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
  • Consume– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol should be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
  • Clothing– make certain that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be sat in the car for a minimum of an hour. Also ensure that you wear appropriate 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 prior to your lesson. You want to make certain you look out 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.


When your driving lesson is over the learning does not have to stop there. To improve your knowing you could:

  • Submit a learner driver journal or diary– as soon as your lesson is over, submit the journal with what you have actually 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. If you have someone to experiment between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what requires practising.
  • Theory and Hazard Perception practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and threat understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.

Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.

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