RED Driving School  /  Articles by: Ian McIntosh

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RED Driving School partners with ingenie to help you out!

Good news for those of you thinking of learning to drive with RED, or currently learning to drive with us. We have teamed up with specialist young driver insurer ingenie to provide more affordable insurance for 17-25 year olds who pass with RED.

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?

Could road tax be facing the axe?

Currently, cars on UK roads pay a tax based on their carbon emissions. So what happens when the UK population becomes increasingly more carbon conscious and electric cars (which are not accountable for road tax) become more popular?

75% of driving instructors think a cycling safety element is needed in UK driving test

It’s education not just legislation that’s needed Findings from our recent research with instructors suggests that 75 per cent of driving instructors in the UK believe the driving test needs more consideration for cycling awareness.

We’re partnering with RAC, find out how you can benefit now!

RAC has over 7 million members and has been around since 1897. This is why we are proud to announce that RED Driving School is its new driver training partner! The partnership means we can offer members’ friends and family unique discounts off driving lessons with RED.

In the RED driving seat: Anthony Fuller

In the RED driving seat this month is York based driving instructor Anthony Fuller. Anthony is a retired police officer, teaches in an automatic car and is fully trained in teaching those with disabilities how to drive.

Get ahead with MyRED…learning to drive has just got a whole lot easier….

Great news!!! We have recently launched MyRED, your own mini RED diary where you can buy, book and manage your lessons all in one place. It is a great personal organiser for when you’re learning to drive and provides a centralised place for managing your learning experience. We all know how busy life gets and […]

Low cost, low risk learner driver insurance

Here at RED, we know that being taught driving skills from qualified instructors is just as important as having the opportunity to practice driving outside of tuition time. Indeed, The Driving Standards Agency recommends that in addition to the lessons with your instructor, you should also practice for at least 20 hours privately. Now, those […]

Learn to drive and stick to it!

Our CEO tells us why learning to drive is essential even when times are tough… Recent statistics released by The Department for Transport reveal nearly a 10 per cent fall in people taking their driving test. In the 17-24 age group, just under 320,000 took their test between 2011 and 2012, a fall of nearly […]

RED Driving School  /  Articles by: Ian McIntosh