HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Finding out to drive can be a complicated experience for the very best people so here are RED Driving School’s top tips on how to get ready for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will require to provide both the card and paper parts of you licence on your first lesson. If you require to obtain a licence you can pick up an application form 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 replace this; you can do this online.
- Financial backing– before beginning your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to pay for a full driving course whether this is through savings, work or family. If you do not have regular 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 enough time to devote to learning to drive– after all it is a brand-new skill that you are acquiring that will need regular practice in order for you to advance.
- We suggest you have one, two hour lesson every week under the supervision of an expert driving instructor.
- Mindset– you require to be positive that you will learn how to drive but have the capability to make fun of yourself if you make mistakes, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up anxiety and you will already be nervous. It goes without stating that alcohol must be avoided both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night prior to.
- Clothing– make certain that your clothes on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Make sure that you use 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 certain you are alert as there will be a lot to take in on your 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.
BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To improve your learning you could:
- Submit a student driver journal or journal– once 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 reflect on the lesson and prepare for your next lesson. You can use the journal as a guide on what requires practising if you have someone to practice with between lessons.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the internet and books to modify for your theory test and risk understanding test. The faster your theory is passed the much better.
Lastly, do not forget that if you have any concerns about your lessons, your driving ability or anything else then simply ask your trainer.