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Newly qualified drivers reveal their experience of learning to drive

Car insurance provider ingenie recently polled its community of young drivers on what they think about their learning experience now that they’ve passed their test, revealing some interesting results. The hardest part about learning to drive We asked what they thought was the most difficult aspect of learning to drive and perhaps unsurprisingly, 42% said […]

Ever wondered about the best time to take your driving test?

This week, launched an interactive calendar to help learners pick the best day to book their driving test. This is good news for anyone getting behind the wheel this month as it has been revealed that August is the best month to take your test! The calendar is based on research from and […]

Should learner drivers be taught ‘how to avoid potholes’ in their driving test?

There was a call on the government this week to include the spotting of potholes to be included in the hazard perception test for learners, and one of our driving instructors, Dave Dunsford, has been chatting with BBC Radio 4 presenter Jonny Dymond, about his view on ‘The Pothole Challenge’. You can listen to the […]

It’s official: RED wins National Driving School of The Year!

We are delighted to announce that RED Driving School has won the First Car Award for National Driving School of the Year, 2018! Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School says, ‘It is a huge honour to win this award. FirstCar is a highly respectable institution. I would like to thank all of our employees, […]

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 […]

Drone police

Sadly, RED can’t force other drivers to be responsible on the roads, but …. We do want to reduce stressful driving situations by encouraging awareness and patience on the roads! That’s why RED will be introducing a fleet of drones to help tackle the harassment of learner drivers on the road. They will follow learners […]

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 RED Instructor Training Website Launched

This week we launched a new look website which allows RED Driving School Instructor Trainees to set achievement goals and record their progress through the course. This new functionality is called ‘Your RED Journey’ and allows trainees to track their route to full qualification. In addition, we have created a fantastic new Hazard Perception area, […]

RED scores Wigan Warrior Hat-Trick

This week RED Instructor and Rugby enthusiast Dave Ockwell has celebrated his third Wigan Warrior test pass. Gabriel Fell plays for the team’s under 19 squad, and passed his driving test with just three minor faults. Gabriel said this of his lessons with RED: “Dave has provided the hands on support that I needed, and […]

Buy our Christmas Lessons Package online and get a £10 gift voucher

We have taken the spirit of Christmas one step further! Buy RED’s ‘Christmas Gift’ Lesson Package online, and we’ll give you a £10 gift voucher to spend on future lessons!  This is in addition to the fantastic package on offer from RED: 6 for 5 on driving lessons – saving 16% FREE access to RED’s […]

RED Driving School  /  Articles by: AntonySmith