What to Expect From Your First Driving Lessons

Everything You Need to Know About Your First Hours in The Car

Driving lessons can seem scary, but if you go into them knowing what to expect, you’ll feel much calmer and in control.

Have you just booked your first driving lesson? Then you’ve taken that first step towards freedom and independence! With the help of Nayland Driving School, providers of the best driving lessons Ipswich has to offer, you will gain so much from your first lessons. Here’s what you can expect.

Preparing for your lesson

It’s totally normal to feel a little anxious before your first driving lesson. Most people have never sat behind the wheel of a car before they start lessons, so it’s a big leap into the unknown. Luckily, there are some ways that you can prepare. It’s advisable to familiarise yourself with the Highway Code, both to prepare for your lessons and your theory test. It can also help to find out as much as you can about your learner car beforehand.

Meeting your instructor

You’ll meet your instructor first of all, and this should be the start of a long-lasting and productive partnership. If you learn with Nayland Driving School, you will have the same instructor from your very first lesson all the way through to your test. Your instructor will brief you on what you can expect to cover in your first few lessons, and you will able to ask any questions or address any concerns that you may have.

Finding a quiet spot

Once you are ready to begin, your driving instructor will find a quiet road where you can take some time getting use to the car. A lot of people worry that they will be expected to drive on a busy road on their very first lesson, but that’s simply not true. A great driving instructor will know the roads in your local area, and will take you to a location where you aren’t going to be bothered by large amounts of traffic. So there really is no pressure and no need to worry.

The cockpit drill

Your very first driving lessons will be centred on getting to grips with all of the different controls in your car. You regularly run through what is known as a cockpit drill. This involves a number of things. You’ll need to check that all doors are shut, and that your seat is adjusted so that you can easily reach the controls. You will also need to make sure that your seatbelt has been fastened, and that you have adjusted your mirrors to minimise your blind spots.

Driving for the first time

You’ve spoken at length with your driving instructor, you’ve watched them drive, you’ve run through your cockpit drill – now it’s time for you to drive for the first time! Don’t worry, it’s really not going to be perfect. Chances are you will stall a few times, and you won’t exactly pick up much speed! With your driving instructor by your side though, you will soon learn to pull away, drive, and brake safely and confidently.

Book your lessons today

Now that you know what to expect from your first driving lessons, why not book yours today? The sooner you start, the sooner you will pass, after all. Get in touch with Nayland Driving School today, and they will take it from there.