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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 […]

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH LEARNS TO DRIVE WITH RED!

It’s difficult to know what to expect from your driving lessons until you start, but if you want to get an idea, read on as The Daily Telegraph’s Jonny Cooper tells all…  Relying on a combination of public transport in London and lifts from his parents and later friends, journalist Johnny had had no real […]

You did what?! 10 of the funniest reasons for failing your driving test

Driving tests are notoriously stressful, and sometimes circumstances mean that even the most competent drivers can fail their first attempt. RED Driving School has collected some of the most hilarious reasons that have caused people to fail their test.   1.     Driving on the wrong side of the road “I drove out of the test […]

Driving tests around the world

The UK driving test has recently come under scrutiny for not being tough enough. With more than a fifth of deaths on British roads involving drivers aged 17-24, the government has issued a white paper proposing changes such as a driving curfew for new drivers under the age of 30 between 10pm and 5am 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 […]

What makes the perfect driving instructor?

Are you a student currently learning to drive at RED Driving School? As part of our Get Road REDdy campaign, we want to know what YOU think makes the Perfect Instructor. Tell us what makes the Perfect Instructor by filling out our survey today. Your driving ability and therefore your ability to pass the driving test can […]

10 Steps to Pass YOUR Test – Step 10: The Big Day

We continue our 10 steps series with the final step, concerning your driving test itself. Before the day even begins, it’s worth reminding yourself that nerves are normal. You might even say they’re important (remember the old adage about pride coming before a fall). It’s still wise to avoid out and out panic, take a […]

Driving lessons of the Future

2012 will be remembered for a number of firsts: first sub-37-second relay, first song to be played on Mars, first person to pass a driving test in an electric car… OK, so the last of those didn’t get quite the same coverage, but it was an important development nonetheless. Navdeep Pandher, a teenager from Hull, […]

In the RED driving seat: Stuart Sharp

In the RED driving seat this month is North East based driving instructor Stuart Sharp. • In your opinion, what is the most difficult element of the practical driving test? I think the most difficult element of the practical driving test is the students’ ability to deal with nerves on the day, from the practice […]

Could you be facing driving restrictions?

Currently, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is proposing that young people should spend at least a year learning to drive. The ABI also wants a lower alcohol limit for new drivers and a ban on intensive courses as the only method of learning. So, what does RED think?

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