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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 […]

UK POLICE TO CRACKDOWN ON MOBILE PHONE USE BEHIND THE WHEEL

The BBC reported that this week, police forces across England and Wales will be conducting a week-long crackdown on road users found to be using their mobile phones. This comes alongside plans to increase penalty points and fines for those caught using a handset at the wheel. RED Driving School CEO Ian McIntosh says on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ever-perceptive RED update Driving Theory test

RED have learned that the recently renamed DVSA is set to introduce new content into the hazard perception test, never ones to stand by the wayside we’ve already updated our Theory Test Training product! We’ve amended our Practice Hazard Perception materials to incorporate the updated official DVSA Practice Hazard Perception clips. The revised Theory Test Training aid gives […]

Driving test tips & tricks from Dave

RED instructor Dave Childs, who has been with RED Driving School for 15 years has given us his top tips on learning the skills needed to pass the driving test and how to stay calm on your test day. When the day comes to take your driving test, it can feel pretty daunting to apply hours and […]

Dealing with test day nerves

Starting to feel nervous about your driving test today? You’re not alone. We reached out to RED Driving School students via Facebook and Twitter, to hear their stories about dealing with test-day stress and nerves. Prepare fully – take lots of mock tests and make sure you’re constantly passing them before you even consider applying […]

RED’s Perfect Instructor Survey Winners

Ready to hit the road? As part of RED’s Get Road REDdy Campaign, we’re on a mission to encourage road safety among our learners – and what better way than to start from the beginning. What do learners need from their instructors? Over the month of February, we encouraged our students to take a survey […]

Vital tips for driving in heavy rain and floods

As most people are probably aware, heavy rain can come out of nowhere, with little warning, and cause serious problems on the road. It can even go as far as flooding, and can really test our best practice in road safety. Although many people would have taken a theory test in order to pass the […]

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