Tips on learning to drive

The thought of your driving lesson can be rather daunting. After all, you want to progress with each driving lesson and you’ll understandably be desperate not to make mistakes. Navigating your way around the local road while remaining calm and in control might not be easy, but the following tips should increase the likelihood of you having a great and productive driving lesson.


You’ll need a good night’s sleep the night before your lesson, followed by some stress-free downtime in the hours before your lesson is due to start. This will increase your concentration levels, making it easier to digest information and rely on your natural instincts when you’re asked to do something by your instructor.


Making mistakes as you learn to drive will be unavoidable and it is a natural way to progress. It might knock your confidence slightly, but you should try and learn from any mistakes that you make and do it better next time. Remember that your instructor is there to help you and will be happy to discuss any problems that you have.


It’s in your interest to open up the lines of communication with your instructor. You should be comfortable asking them to repeat or clarify information if you’ve either misheard it or misunderstood. Don’t be afraid to make your voice heard.

What else can you do?

If you really feel the pressure learning to drive or under test conditions then you could always try eating a Banana before your driving lesson.

Bananas are high in B vitamins, which help calm the nervous system and I have often recommended my more nervous pupils try this before a driving test. 


Have a look here at the subjects you will be learning while out on your driving lessons.

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