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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A shame for foreign-language learners, Ian McIntosh comments

Here at RED we are proud of our school’s the diversity, we’ve taught men and women from across the world to drive safely and pass the UK driving test for as long as anyone can remember. Since 2000, it’s been possible to take the practical and theory tests in up to 19 different languages, as […]

Driving in strong winds

A red weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as exceptionally strong winds are expected to hit parts of the country, particularly areas in West and Northwest Wales. With gusts of up to 80mph and possibly 100mph expected, it is important to be prepared for these conditions as sudden gusts of wind can […]

GTA V inspired graphic hits the road

Because so many of our learners (young and old) are fans, what  better way to reach them than with a Grand Theft Auto themed graphic with our Get Road REDdy safety message ahead of the new game’s release? Our graphic draws on data from US and UK drivers, aged 16-24 and covers everything from insurance […]

Confused.com? Get REDdy to make sense of road signs

Recently RED Driving School have partnered up with comparison site confused.com to produce this wonderful infographic, the first of a few designed to help and inform our learners. This one was put together by confused.com as part of our ongoing Get Road REDdy campaign, and is based on RED Driving School’s learner materials. Advice and […]

RED’s CEO takes on 1000 mile motorcycle challenge – wish him luck!

Our CEO, Ian McIntosh is set to swap four wheels for two as part of a 24 hour motorcycle challenge, all in aid of charity. On the 3rd May, Ian will be attempting to cover 1,000 miles in a journey that will take him and fellow bike enthusiast, Tim Wade of motorcycle dealer Miles King […]

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