It is time to learn how to drive and you have found the driving instructor of your dreams (at Licence2Drive). Now the countdown begins before your first driving lesson begins. Whilst you are patiently waiting to start learning how to drive, there are still a few things you can do to get prepared.
Make sure you have your provisional licence
This may seem like an obvious one but your instructor will need to see it at your first lesson to know that you are legally able to learn to drive. Before you begin, make sure your provisional licence is ready to go and up to date.
Organise your pick up point
Know where you are going to meet your instructor. If you are due to meet them in a busy area for your first lesson, they will be able to drive you to a quieter area. After the first time, you will be able to work out where and when it is best for you to conduct your driving lessons from.
Familiarise yourself with the Highway Code
You might not be ready to take your theory test quite yet, but it is never to early to start! Before your first driving lesson, it would be useful to grab a copy of the Highway Code and start learning some basics for driving on the road. Having some basic knowledge will help you feel a little more confident when getting behind the wheel for the first time.
And don’t forget, you will have to pass your driving theory test (link to how to pass theory test blog) before you can book your practical test so everything you learn now will help in the future.
Get a good night of sleep
Stepping into a car for your first driving lesson can be stressful enough so don’t make it worse by being tired. You will need to concentrate, be clear headed, and be able to listen to your instructor carefully. Get ready by getting a good night of sleep the night before and be well rested. It is the best form of preparation.
Have something to eat and drink
Hungry people are generally not happy people so make sure your tummy is full before your first driving lesson. You don’t want to be distracted from learning to drive by a rumble in your tummy! Your instructor is unlikely to take you through the drive thru on your first outing!
Most important of all is to not let the nerves get too much. If you are struggling with the nerves before your first driving lesson, check out our previous blog on tips for nervous drivers.
If you have any questions before your first driving lesson, then your instructor will be on hand to answer them.