RED Driving School Blog

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

Scotland plans to lower its drink-driving limit in time for Christmas, advising motorists not to get behind the wheel if they have consumed any alcohol at all. The legal limit being slashed from 80mg of alcohol to 50mg in every 100ml of blood means that even a small glass of wine or single pint of […]

Win tickets to a Premiership football game with RED and Vauxhall

Hallowe’en is just round the corner and RED are making this year a real thriller. To celebrate the spooky holiday, RED have partnered with Vauxhall to treat their followers and give one lucky fan the chance to win two tickets to watch a Premiership football match of their choice. To enter the competition, all you […]

View your driving licence online

A new digital offering from the DVLA provides a simpler, quicker and more efficient way to view your driving licence information online. The service, which is free and available 24 hours a day, allows you to access all of your personal details in just a few clicks. All you’ll need is your licence number, National […]

Vote for your instructor and win a £100 voucher!

Car lovers will no doubt have heard about the launch of the new Vauxhall Corsa. To celebrate, we’re offering our driving instructors the chance to fly to Monaco and see it for themselves. The trip will include a test drive of the new car, a stay in a top hotel, a gala dinner and, of […]

Taking a car to uni

You’ve bought your stationery, stocked up on packet noodles and completed all the pre-course reading (well, read the blurb online). So that just leaves one important question: do you take your car to uni? There’s no doubt that taking a car to university has its perks. Going out to get pizza, being invited to all […]

Car Tax Goes Digital

It’s the end of the road for paper tax discs, as the DVLA replaces them with digital records in order to cut costs for drivers. The move comes as part of the Department for Transport’s pledge that the government will make transport more cost effective, made following 2013’s Motoring Services Strategy consultation. Changing the Law […]

Drug Drivers Need to Think Again

Brake, the road safety charity, have released some alarming statistics on drug driving that suggest as many as one million UK drivers may have driven while on drugs in the past year. Three in 10 drivers also admitted that they wouldn’t always speak out to stop a friend driving on drugs. These findings are very […]

The Driverless Cars of the Future

Self-driving cars used to be the things of sci-fi movies but with the recent announcement that Google have started to build the driverless car it seems that the future is not too far away. The driverless car The dinky two-seater car, which looks a bit like a Smart car, will have a stop-go button but […]

Theory test tips: What is a hazard?

Part of your theory test is identifying hazards on a simulated driving environment. During the test you’ll use your mouse to signal your response to hazards. This part of the test can be a tricky task for some Learner and it’s important to understand how to score above the 44 out of 75 required to […]

Your first car (yay!)

Buying your first car is an exciting time but it can also be stressful and expensive too. It is important to make sure that you choose the right first car and that it is safe and affordable. Be realistic Everyone has their dream car but you need to be realistic. Your first car does not […]