All too often customers taking driving lessons fall foul of not being prepared.
What do we mean?
Pupils come out to driving lessons late not realising they have a driving lesson.
They come out to their driving lessons without having breakfast or lunch so feel hungry throughout and struggle.
Pupils don’t reflect on their last driving lesson so don’t know what’s planned for today’s driving lesson.
Pupils have not had a proper nights sleep.
All of the above factors plus many many more things have a detrimental affect on your driving lessons and therefore will make learning to drive a much longer process and ultimately cost much much more money.
So here are our top 6 tips to being prepared for your driving lessons!
- Get enough sleep
If your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it can react by producing an elevated level of stress hormones, which are a natural result of today’s faster paced lifestyles. Deep and regular sleep can help prevent this. Having a great nights sleep will also allow you to fully concentrate on your driving lessons.
- Eat breakfast, or a substantial meal before a driving lesson.
Studies show that eating breakfast may enhance memory, improve cognitive ability and help with attention span. Starting the day off with a healthy meal gives us the energy we need to concentrate and focus on whatever tasks lie ahead, and if we make sure to include enough protein and fibre, our blood sugar will remain stable all morning, which will help us to stay alert longer and avoid blood sugar spikes and drops.
If you just don’t have time for a large meal then maybe just a cup of caffeine filled coffee will help you.
- Revisit your previous lesson.
All too often pupils will not know what they did last lesson and not know what the plan for the next driving lesson is. Be part of the learning process by following what’s being taught. Our advice is simple, read your notes/handouts. Think about your previous driving lesson and pay attention. Sit down perhaps for 10-20 minutes before the start of the driving lesson and write down what you remember from your last driving lesson.
- Read read read and read a bit more.
Reading the correct text will really help your progress. We really recommend that you at least read the Highway Code and another book called Driving The Essential Skills. Why? Because you will become knowledgeable….and as the old saying goes, knowledge is KING!
- Try to take responsibility.
What do we mean?
The sooner you start taking responsibility for making your own decisions then the sooner things will become much easier, and ultimately you will learn much faster. If you just sit and just do what your driving instructor is telling you then you will make slow progress.
- Ask questions!
Become interested in the learning process. Ask as many question as you can. We are sure your driving instructor won’t mind. No question is a silly question. How are your supposed to learn if you don’t ask questions?
Now we have given you some guidance we now wish you all the best for your next driving lesson.