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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEW MOBILE PHONE LAWS – ARE YOU AWARE?

It’s all too easy to do it…a text or call comes in, and even the best drivers amongst us have been tempted to sneak a glance at the traffic lights. However fleeting, handheld mobile phone use is incredibly dangerous – not to mention illegal – which is why we are backing two new campaigns standing […]

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 […]

Soccer AM presenter Tubes passes his driving test with RED Driving School

Soccer AM presenter, Tubes, 34, has just passed his driving test, with RED Driving School. Tubes, who is known for his hilarious rapping as part of the football-based comedy talk show, has been learning to drive with RED Driving School and passed his driving test yesterday. Failing his test first time round did not discourage Tubes from […]

Singer Nina Nesbitt passes her driving test with RED Driving School

Nina Nesbitt, 20, has been learning to drive with RED Driving School since October 2014. Nina, from Edinburgh, admitted that she was very nervous prior to her test, but having a chatty instructor helped her to relax and feel more comfortable during the exam. She commented: ‘I was really scared leading up to my test, […]

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is learning to drive with RED

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, 20, is learning to drive after finding her first bit of free time since she turned 17. The Edinburgh-based artist, who just finished touring with The Vamps, is taking lessons with RED Driving School, and is hoping to pass as quickly as possible so she can stay as late as she […]

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 […]

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 […]

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