Let’s face it — learning how to drive can be pretty daunting. But if you are interested in learning how to manoeuvre through the Australian roads, you need to be ready to get in touch with a driving instructor and get your driving lessons up and running.
We want to help you prepare. Here’s a list of tips that will help you get ready for driving school:
Before your first driving lessons, you’ll need the following:
Provisional license/student license – You will need to get a temporary permit as you will to present it to the driving instructor on your first day. It consists of a card and some documents that you will sign. To apply for a permit, get an application form from your local post office. You can also apply online at EzLicense.
Did you lose a part of your provisional license? You will need to replace it immediately. You can do it through your local post office or online.
Finances – Make sure you have a plan paying for your driving lessons. Whether it’s through work, savings, or family, you need to make sure that you have enough money to pay for the entire course. It’s not worth getting lessons and then stopping at the middle due to money issues. It will delay everything and will take you longer to pass your test.
Time – If you want to take full advantage of driving school, you need to spend as much time on it as you can. You’re acquiring a new skill, after all. That means you will need regular practice to progress and become a skilled driver.
The right attitude – Learning from your driving instructor also requires the right mindset. Confidence is a must, but you also need to laugh at yourself whenever you make mistakes. That way, you won’t get frustrated easily and can continue your learning with the right mindset.
The right drink – Before your driving lesson, avoid caffeine-based drinks as it will accelerate anxiety and nervousness. Alcohol is another huge no-no, both on the day of your lesson and the night before. If anything, stick with plain water. Not only will it hydrate your entire body but will also refresh your mind so you can focus more.
Clothing – another important factor is what you wear during your driving lessons. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement. Also, make sure you wear comfortable footwear. Go for something that lets you feel the pedals through. Avoid thick boots, high heels, or flip flops.
Sleep – Make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before taking your driving lessons. That way, you’ll be a hundred per cent alert during your first few lessons.
Be Prepared At All Times
On the day of your driving course, make sure you have both parts of your license, payment for your lessons, and a positive mindset. Make sure you bring necessary tools like glasses if you need them.