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Getting ready to drive


To get the most out of your lessons, come prepared: wear the right gear - comfy clothes and especially flat shoes are a must. No steel-capped boots or high heels please.

Think ahead – You'll need to be aware and alert during your lesson. So don't have a big night out the day before - or drink alcohol. Tell your instructor if you're unwell as some medicines can make you drowsy and not safe to drive.

Don't worry about stressing – It's perfectly natural to be nervous when learning to drive. But don't worry – just tell your instructor how you're feeling and he or she will know exactly how to help.

Follow the rules – You can still get penalty points before you pass your test – for speeding for example. So come prepared, knowing your Highway Code and your responsibility as a driver.