HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DRIVING LESSONS
Learning to drive can be a challenging experience for the best of us so here are RED Driving School’s leading tips on how to prepare for your first driving lesson and subsequent tuition.
PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST LESSON
- Provisional licence– you will need to provide 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 kind from you local post office or you can apply online at https://www.anewdriver.ie.
- By telephone or by post if you have lost part of your licence you need to replace this; you can do this online.
- Sponsorship– prior to starting your lesson you will require to have a plan on how to spend 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– guarantee you have enough time to devote to discovering to drive– after all it is a new ability that you are obtaining that will need routine practice in order for you to advance.
- We advise you have one, 2 hour lesson every week under the guidance of an expert driving trainer.
- Mindset– you need to be confident that you will find out how to drive but have the ability to laugh at yourself if you make errors, most of us do.
- Drink– prevent caffeine-based beverages such as tea and coffee before your driving lesson as this speeds up stress and anxiety and you will already fidget. It goes without stating that alcohol needs to be prevented both on the day of your lesson, however likewise the night before.
- Clothes– make sure that your clothing on your lesson is comfortable; you will be beinged in the car for at least an hour. Likewise make certain 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 before your lesson. You wish to make certain 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.
IN BETWEEN YOUR LESSONS
When your driving lesson is over the knowing does not need to stop there. To enhance your learning you could:
- Submit a student driver journal or diary– once 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 in between lessons, you can utilize the journal as a guide on what needs practising.
- Theory and Hazard Understanding practice– use the web and books to modify for your theory test and risk perception test. The quicker 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 just ask your trainer.