RED Driving School Blog

Should learner drivers be taught ‘how to avoid potholes’ in their driving test?

There was a call on the government this week to include the spotting of potholes to be included in the hazard perception test for learners, and one of our driving instructors, Dave Dunsford, has been chatting with BBC Radio 4 presenter Jonny Dymond, about his view on ‘The Pothole Challenge’. You can listen to the […]

It’s official: RED wins National Driving School of The Year!

We are delighted to announce that RED Driving School has won the First Car Award for National Driving School of the Year, 2018! Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School says, ‘It is a huge honour to win this award. FirstCar is a highly respectable institution. I would like to thank all of our employees, […]

Our Driving Instructor Training gets Gold award!

  Last month we got the fantastic news that RED’s Instructor Training has just won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. The unique award is based on genuine ratings and reviews from our instructors – who on average scored […]

Drone police

Sadly, RED can’t force other drivers to be responsible on the roads, but …. We do want to reduce stressful driving situations by encouraging awareness and patience on the roads! That’s why RED will be introducing a fleet of drones to help tackle the harassment of learner drivers on the road. They will follow learners […]

National Driving School of The Year – we’re shortlisted!

                      RED Driving School has been shortlisted as National Driving School of Year, 2018 – in the inaugural FirstCar Awards. FirstCar has a reputation for excellence that spans a decade, but this is the first ever awards from the FirstCar team. The awards have been […]

Drivers and cyclists: respect each other and share the road!

This week, Cycling UK called for wider awareness about the dangers of ‘car dooring’. In a letter to Transport Minister, Jesse Norman MP, Cycling UK Chief Executive Paul Tuohy called for a public awareness THINK campaign aimed at all car occupants, not just drivers, to look before opening their door. Cycling UK has suggested the […]

The Ten Most Common Reasons for Failing Your Practical Driving Test

Here at RED Driving School we want to ensure you pass your driving test with minimum fuss and hassle. With Independent Driving introduced to the practical driving test today, it’s important you still remember the fundamental things you should and shouldn’t be doing on your driving lessons and driving test! Here are the ten most […]

Show Me/Tell Me – Are You Aware Of The Changes?

The driving test is changing on 4th December 2017 and one of the differences will be how the Show me/Tell me questions are conducted: ‘Tell me’ questions will be at the start of the test, when the car isn’t moving.  ‘Show me’ questions will be asked when you are driving the car, during the practical test. […]

We’re supporting National Blood Week – are you?

This summer, RED Driving School has teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant again to raise awareness of the need for more people to become blood donors. National Blood Week from 19 -25 June is celebrating the life-saving difference that blood donors make every day. Over the last year, 900,000 people have given up their […]

RED DRIVING SCHOOL CELEBRATES FIRST EVER DRIVERLESS CAR TEST PASS

RED Driving School, in partnership with San Francisco tech firm, Wishful Thinking, today announces the first ever driving test pass in a driverless car.   RED’s top driving Instructor, Justin Thyme confirmed that the 60 minute driving test took place at Palm Top Arizona and marks the start of a new generation of driver training […]