How to Get the Most out of Your Driving Lessons: 3 Top Tips

18 January 2018
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If you are thinking about starting to learning how to drive, you will want to make sure that you get the most out of your driving lessons. Below is a guide which will help you do just that.

Get plenty of rest

Preparation for a driving lesson starts the night before. Even if your driving lesson isn't until the following afternoon, it is still really important that you make sure you are well rested. You should avoid drinking coffee in the afternoon and evening and make sure you have enjoyed a good meal, perhaps followed by a warm bath or shower. All of these steps will increase the chance you will fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Being rested will mean that your brain will be in peak condition when you're behind the wheel, which means you will drive better and will also be better able to retain new information.

Be ready to go

Driving lessons are normally billed by the hour, with most people signing up to complete at least one driving lesson a week. The driving instructor will typically pick a student up from their home and will start the clock as soon as they arrive. In order to maximise the amount of time you have behind the wheel, you need to make sure that you are ready to jump in the car and go as soon as your instructor arrives. To ensure you are ready, you should aim to be ready a few minutes before your lesson. You can then sit in the window and read information about the laws of the road or different driving manoeuvres so you are primed and ready to go as soon as your instructor arrives.

Watch your instructor

There may be times during your first few lessons when your instructor drives the car to and from a remote location, such as an industrial park or disused parking lot. These spaces tend to be big, flat and deserted, which is perfect if you are in the process of learning the very basics of how to control a vehicle. While your instructor is driving during the lesson, it can be tempting to look out of the window. However, what you should really be doing is watching how your instructor turns the wheel, changes gear and brakes. All of this information will help you to master the controls of a car.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a driving school.