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Halfords partners with RED to help learner drivers

Halfords partners with RED to help learner drivers

Published 22nd Sep 2014 by blogger

Halfords has entered into a partnership with RED Driving School in a deal that will make lessons for first time drivers more affordable. The partnership gives new learners an exclusive 27% discount on the first four hours of lessons purchased through the Halfords site, as well as additional discounts when booking 10-hour and 20-hour courses. […]

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Greatest Hits Get Behind The Wheel With RED

Greatest Hits Get Behind The Wheel With RED

Published 10th Sep 2014 by adamsr

RED instructor Findlay Munro put two presenters from Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits radio network through their driving paces when they resat their practical tests in July. Robin and Jo from the Robin Galloway Breakfast Show at Clyde 2 were confident that they’d pass with flying colours when they arrived for their resits. ‘Who’s the best driver? Me or […]

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Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams passes her driving test with RED

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams passes her driving test with RED

Published 22nd Aug 2014 by blogger

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, 17, passed her driving test first time round this morning with RED Driving School. Maisie, who plays Arya Stark in the leading HBO drama series, has been learning to drive with RED Driving School, since her 17th birthday in April. Maisie admits that she was very nervous prior to […]

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Sky News speaks to RED CEO about driverless cars

Sky News speaks to RED CEO about driverless cars

Published 31st Jul 2014 by blogger

Following the announcement from the UK government that driverless cars will be allowed on the roads next year, Sky News caught up with RED Driving School CEO Ian McIntosh to get his thoughts on what this will mean for learners and road users alike.  Here’s what Ian had to say to Sky News presenter Dermot […]

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Ian McIntosh’s steer on RED in The Daily Mail

Ian McIntosh’s steer on RED in The Daily Mail

Published 4th Apr 2014 by adamsr

Published today, our very own Ian McIntosh interviewed by The Daily Mail – here are the highlights! As well as admitting to being ‘more of a biker’, Ian spoke to the Mail‘s Rob Davies about some of the changes to the RED Business over the past few years, and the challenges new policy could pose […]

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Teachers join campaign to tackle road safety in Westminster

Teachers join campaign to tackle road safety in Westminster

Published 5th Dec 2013 by antonysmith

Today Britain’s largest driving school, RED Driving School, visited City of Westminster College in a bid to educate students and teachers on the issues of road safety as part of a campaign to tackle the number of road traffic accidents in the city. Get Road REDdy, aims to demonstrate the issues of road safety through […]

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The launch: “Get Road REDdy” UK!

The launch: “Get Road REDdy” UK!

Published 27th Nov 2013 by adamsr

We are delighted to launch a nationwide campaign to help tackle road safety in some the UK’s most dangerous driving areas. We’re undertaking a tour of Britain, as part of our “Get Road REDdy” campaign to help encourage road safety through immersive learning for drivers of all ages. The initiative will see our certified instructors […]

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RED Driving School appointed MOD Approved Training Provider

RED Driving School appointed MOD Approved Training Provider

Published 8th Nov 2013 by adamsr

RED Driving School is proud to announce its appointment as Approved Provider of Driving Instructor training to the Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS) – an initiative which promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. This new appointment provides a great option for those with a desire to learn new skills […]

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RED Driving School partners with Goodyear

RED Driving School partners with Goodyear

Published 5th Nov 2013 by adamsr

RED Driving School are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with Goodyear in the UK. We’ll be equipping students with tailored driving safety information. Check out the new microsite designed to support drivers aged 17-25 years focused around weather-specific driving tips, tyre maintenance and fuel efficiency, redpartner.co.uk. To celebrate, RED has offered 10 lessons to […]

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Come over for a coffee with RED

Come over for a coffee with RED

Published 2nd Sep 2013 by adamsr

This month RED would like to chat to you (ADIs and PDIs) about the RED brand, driver training and how business is going at the moment. Before making any changes or improvements, we’d like to hear what you think of RED’s image or practices and we’re offering a free coffee and a car wash for […]

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ingenie offers insurance discount to new drivers trained by RED Driving School

ingenie offers insurance discount to new drivers trained by RED Driving School

Published 22nd Aug 2013 by editor

22nd Aug 2013: ingenie and RED Driving School today announce what is believed to be the first deal in the UK between a driving school and an insurance provider that directly rewards and encourages better driving. ingenie is now offering a 5% discount to all new drivers who have had 10 or more hours of […]

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Birmingham is named England’s most dangerous urban area for young drivers

Birmingham is named England’s most dangerous urban area for young drivers

Published 1st Aug 2013 by editor

August 2013: New research has revealed that Birmingham is the most dangerous urban area for young drivers in England. RED Driving School analysed data from the Department for Transport and found that 19,046 accidents involving young people (aged 17 – 24 years old) occurred on urban roads in 2011 across England. While there has been […]

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REDdy to make sharing roads safer

REDdy to make sharing roads safer

Published 12th Jul 2013 by editor

98% of cyclists feel more should be done to educate new drivers on the importance of cyclist safety According to research from the UK’s largest driving school, 98 per cent of cyclists want their safety to form a greater part of the learning to drive period. The survey of over 1,000 cyclists by RED Driving […]

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RED launch Theory test assistant after Brain Trainer e-learning success

RED launch Theory test assistant after Brain Trainer e-learning success

Published 12th Jul 2013 by editor

Passing the DSA theory and hazard perception test is a vital step for all Learners. To pass, Learner’s must be familiar with the Highway Code and demonstrate their ability to respond to developing hazards. As part of their continued commitment to improving the Learner services, RED driving school have launched another new e-learning product. RED’s […]

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Road safety conference with ingenie and Gary Lineker

Road safety conference with ingenie and Gary Lineker

Published 1st Jul 2013 by editor

On Monday June 24, RED’s partner and young driver insurer ingenie, pulled together a coalition of experts and high-profile individuals to call for more to be done to improve young driver road safety. Former FIA President Max Mosley, sports presenter and father of four Gary Lineker, TV presenter Sophie Morgan who was paralysed in a […]

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RED are back on TV

RED are back on TV

Published 30th May 2013 by editor

RED Driving School is the largest driving school in the UK, and as such we have large numbers of pupils looking to start learning with us every day. We are also the UK’s largest provider of driving instructor training services, training new driving instructors to join RED. To meet the growing demand for lessons from […]

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Comment on the Brake and Direct Line Statistics Released 22nd May

Comment on the Brake and Direct Line Statistics Released 22nd May

Published 24th May 2013 by editor

Ian McIntosh, CEO at RED Driving School Minimum learning to drive period Today Brake and Direct Line released statistics suggesting that there should be a minimum learning to drive period. Commenting on the research, Ian McIntosh, CEO at RED Driving School said: “As a national driving school, RED believes that the issue is not how […]

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Failed driving tests cost UK learners £52m a year

Failed driving tests cost UK learners £52m a year

Published 22nd Mar 2013 by editor

UK learner drivers are spending over £52 million a year on re-sitting their driving test, according to research by RED Driving School, the UK’s largest driving school. Taking just two additional lessons to become test ready after failing a driving test would mean learners across the UK are spending a further £36 million bringing the […]

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Confused.com statistics

Confused.com statistics

Published 19th Feb 2013 by editor

“Price comparison website confused.com today released statistics which, as expected, reveal a dramatic increase in the cost of young women’s car insurance as a result of the EU gender directive introduced in December 2012. In the last quarter of 2012, premiums for women aged 17-20 went up 16.4 per cent to an average of £2,081. “Long […]

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AA speed limit research

AA speed limit research

Published 6th Feb 2013 by editor

“It is very concerning that many drivers do not know the UK speed limits. When a car travels at high speed, the driver has less time to identify hazards and react to what is happening around them, creating a serious danger on our roads. It’s important to remember that there is a lot more to […]

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79% of young people do not know the legal drink drive limit

79% of young people do not know the legal drink drive limit

Published 17th Dec 2012 by editor

According to research by RED Driving School, the UK’s largest driving school, most young people do not know what the legal drink drive limit is. Alcohol consumption in Britain increases by 40 per cent in December*, with 54 per cent of men and 41 per cent of women expected to drink over the recommended guidelines** […]

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Transport Statistics – Great Britain: 2012

Transport Statistics – Great Britain: 2012

Published 13th Dec 2012 by editor

The Department for Transport today announced the Transport Statistics for Great Britain 2012, revealing that reported road casualties in 2011 were significantly lower than a decade earlier in 2001. In 2011 there were a total of 203,950 reported road casualties, 35 per cent lower than in 2001, despite the fact that between 2001 and 2011 […]

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A third of young people think they’re better drivers than their parents

A third of young people think they’re better drivers than their parents

Published 19th Nov 2012 by editor

According to research by RED Driving School, the UK’s largest driving school, one in three young people believe they’re better drivers than their elders because they’re more careful. Out of those surveyed, 29 per cent have stated that they think their driving is of a higher quality as they don’t exhibit the bad habits that […]

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Comment on Road Casualty Statistics

Comment on Road Casualty Statistics

Published 1st Nov 2012 by editor

Ian McIntosh, CEO, RED Driving School, said: “The Department for Transport has today (1st November) released its quarterly road casualty statistics, revealing that deaths and serious injuries rose by 9 per cent for pedal cyclists.* This reinforces the view that although we are all aware of the importance of road safety, things need to change […]

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RED Driving School and ingenie partner to help young drivers

RED Driving School and ingenie partner to help young drivers

Published 15th Oct 2012 by editor

Comprehensive car insurance for young drivers who pass with RED RED Driving School, the UK’s leading driving school, has teamed up with specialist young driver insurer ingenie to provide more affordable insurance for 17-25 year olds who pass with RED. As young drivers find it increasingly difficult to purchase affordable first-time insurance, the partnership aims to get newly-passed drivers […]

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UK learner passes first driving test in electric car

UK learner passes first driving test in electric car

Published 12th Oct 2012 by editor

RED Driving School, the UK’s largest driving school, is celebrating after one of its pupils became the first UK learner to pass a driving test in an electric car. Navdeep Singh, 17, of Hull passed his driving test last Saturday in a Vauxhall Ampera, the UK’s first long-distance electric car, launched in September 2012. Navdeep […]

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75% of driving instructors call for cycling safety element in UK driving test

75% of driving instructors call for cycling safety element in UK driving test

Published 5th Sep 2012 by editor

Red Driving School believes its education not just legislation that’s needed Recent research carried out by RED Driving School suggests 75 per cent of driving instructors believe the UK driving test should incorporate a module on the awareness of cyclists. With road deaths higher than ever, RED wanted to ask those in charge of training […]

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RED Marmalade to Improve Young Driver Safety

RED Marmalade to Improve Young Driver Safety

Published 7th Aug 2012 by editor

Insurance scheme enables driving experience at low cost and low risk RED Driving School, one of the UK’s largest driving schools, has joined forces with insurance provider Provisional Marmalade to create a simpler learner driver insurance scheme. RED Marmalade is a significant step forward in young driver safety as it provides a low cost, low […]

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Think learning to drive in the UK is hard? Try learning in Colombia…

Think learning to drive in the UK is hard? Try learning in Colombia…

Published 18th Jul 2012 by editor

RED Driving School looks at the driving test on an international scale Anybody out there who thinks learning to drive in the UK is difficult can take solace in the fact that they don’t live in Colombia, or a number of other countries across the world in fact. RED Driving School, the second largest driving […]

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