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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 […]

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 […]

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