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Using your own car for the Driving Test

Whether you are learning to drive with a driving school or not, you may be considering using your own car when taking the practical driving test. If you are, then take a look at the DSA website for the rules for using your own car.

RED’s favourite driving tunes – but do you agree?

We have compiled a list of our 10 favourite songs to drive to, but do you agree. Join us on Facebook now and vote for your favourite driving tunes.

Top non-alcoholic drinks for a summer BBQ!

When you’ve successfully passed your driving test for the summer, you have a world of opportunities and loads of new places to explore.  During the summer, no doubt you’ll be visiting one or two Barbeques and if you’ve driven there, won’t be able to enjoy a cold beer with people who are not driving.  So […]

Driving Examiners Strike

If you have a test booked on Thursday 30th June, it could be affected as there is a threat of strike action by driving examiners.  However, you must still attend the test centre on time.  If your test is cancelled, the DSA will rearrange a date for you and notify you of the new test […]

Is your car insured?

Take note! As of Monday, 20th June, a change in the law will mean it will be illegal to keep an uninsured vehicle, opposed to just driving when uninsured.  The only exception is for a car that has a valid Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN). The reason for this is that uninsured drivers cause 160 […]

Could there be changes in the driving licence rules for young drivers?

There is a campaign by the road safety charity, Brake, who is pushing for a radical change in the way young people learn to drive and get their driving licences.  The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme is suggested as a way to improve road safety among young drivers. The proposed changes mean that the learner […]

Download your copy of the Theory Test Guide

You can now download an interactive theory test guide for just £9.99.  This guide, written by the DSA, is designed to teach you to pass your driving theory test and help you gain a better understanding of the rules of the road to help you become a safer driver. This download provides up to date, […]

How to pass your practical test – part three

This is the final part of our series on the practical manoeuvres you may be asked to do in your driving test. We have already covered some top tips and the emergency stop, and last week we covered the two parking manoeuvres. This week we will begin by discussing the turn in the road. This […]

How to pass your practical test – part two

Last week, we began our series providing you with tips on how to pass your practical test. This week we will continue by discussing the two parking manoeuvres. First of all, we will discuss reverse parking into a bay. Remember, this does not have to be perfect – the object of this exercise is to […]

How to pass your practical test – part one

With the long bank holidays over, you’re probably thinking about your goal of passing your driving test for the summer. With this in mind, we have decided to put together a series of posts giving you tips about how to complete your manoeuvres in your practical test. One top tip from one of our driving […]

RED Driving School  /  Articles by: Sarah Drew