HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Discovering to drive can be a daunting experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisionary licence– you will need to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to make an application for a licence you can pick up an application form from you regional post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have actually lost part of your licence you require to replace this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– prior to beginning your lesson you will require 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 cash 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, 2 hour lesson weekly under the supervision of a professional driving instructor.
- Attitude– you require to be positive that you will learn how to drive however have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, the majority of us do.
- Drink– avoid caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee prior to your driving lesson as this accelerates anxiety and you will currently fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, but also the night prior to.
- Clothes– make sure 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 appropriate 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 prior to your lesson. You wish to make sure 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 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 knowing does not need to stop there. To enhance your knowing you might:
- Complete 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 went well and what didn’t. You can utilize this to assess 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 Threat Understanding practice– use the web and books to revise for your theory test and threat understanding test. The earlier your theory is passed the much better.
Do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then just ask your trainer.