RED Driving School Blog


We’re delighted to have won another major road safety award! RED’s Road Brain Trainer scooped the top prize at the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards 2016 for taking the lead in road safety by using a modern educational approach to help the learning process. Created in partnership with road safety experts and driver education […]

Tips on Driving in Ice and Snow

After a mild start to the winter, the temperature has plummeted sharply, bringing with it a risk of ice and even snow. It is important to be prepared for these conditions as slippery road surfaces can catch even the most experienced driver off guard. It is always best to avoid travelling in such conditions but […]

Register to Give Blood and #BleedforEngland

RED Driving School has teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to help boost awareness of the need for more people to sign up to the blood donor register and Bleed For England.  With blood supplies currently running low, NHSBT needs 100,000 people to sign up during the world’s biggest rugby tournament. If you’re a […]

RED support new smoke free car legislation

From today, 1st October 2015, it is illegal to smoke in a car carrying children and young people under the age of 18.  The law means that any drivers and passengers who decide to smoke in a vehicle containing children under the age of 18, will face a penalty fine of £50 for their actions. […]

Marvel-ous movie campaign brings RED to the big screen

RED Driving School are thrilled to showcase our very own “Fantastic Four” driving instructor’s movie trailer, in partnership with 20th Century Fox! As we’re sure you have noticed, our website and social media channels have been taken over by the Marvel Comic Book favourites for the past month, as we have been busy helping to […]

You did what?! 10 of the funniest reasons for failing your driving test

Driving tests are notoriously stressful, and sometimes circumstances mean that even the most competent drivers can fail their first attempt. RED Driving School has collected some of the most hilarious reasons that have caused people to fail their test.   1.     Driving on the wrong side of the road “I drove out of the test […]

Tubes learns how to turn left

Soccer AM presenter Tubes has this week learnt how to ‘left emerge and left turn’, in the words of his RED Driving School instructor Jean-Pierre. This time accompanied by Northern Ireland football legend Kevin Horlock, who boasted about passing his driving test first time, Tubes had a rocky start to the lesson, stalling on the […]

Top 5 movie car stunts of all time

One of the greatest things about action movies is the jaw-dropping car stunts – which can include anything from races and chases to epic flips. Whether you’re talking about old-school classics such as The Italian Job or modern smash hits such as The Fast and the Furious, there have been some truly nail-biting stunts in […]

Life after driving lessons: the UK’s best road trips

You’ve put in the hours and passed your driving test, so what better way to celebrate than with a road trip? Now that the weather is (mostly) warming up in the UK, you don’t even have to leave the country to drive through fantastic scenery in the sunshine and admire sweeping skylines. So dig out […]

Test Tubes learns how to reverse round a corner

Last week, Tubes had his second driving lesson with Jean-Pierre, his RED Driving School instructor (see video below). This time, the Soccer AM presenter was accompanied on his lesson by Mark McGhee, former Scottish professional football player and current assistant manager of the Scottish national team. Tubes did extremely well in this lesson, taking to […]