HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be an overwhelming experience for the very best of us so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
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PRIOR TO 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 require to use for a licence you can pick up an application type from you regional post workplace or you can apply 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– prior to starting your lesson you will need to have a plan on how to spend for a complete 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 money as it will take you longer to pass your test.
- Time– guarantee 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 routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, two hour lesson every week under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you need to be confident that you will find out how to have the ability however drive to laugh at yourself if you make errors, the majority of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will currently be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- Clothes– 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 use appropriate 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 require them.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the learning does not need to stop there. To improve your knowing you might:
- Submit a learner driver journal or journal– as soon as your lesson is over, fill out the journal with what you have actually covered in the lesson, what worked out and what didn’t. You can use this to assess 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 Danger Understanding practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat perception test. The earlier your theory is passed the better.
Do not forget that if you have any questions about your lessons, your driving capability or anything else then just ask your trainer.
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