RED Driving School Blog

How to Overtake Safely

The third instalment in our new Test Tips series is now live. This video focuses on helping you to overtake safely and RED Driving Instructor Dave offers some useful tips. Overtaking can seem scary to a learner driver and it’s very important to know what you are doing before you attempt it. Dave will talk […]

Parallel Parking Made Easy

The second video in our Test Tips series is now live. This video focuses on helping you parallel park with ease. Feeling nervous about this manoeuvre coming up in your test? After watching these top tips from RED, you’ll be parallel parking with no problem! The series can also be found on our YouTube channel and […]

How to Boss Independent Driving

The first video in our Test Tips series is now live. It focuses on the independent drive which will make up half of the driving test: whether that’s asking you to follow road signs or a sat nav. Check out Dave’s top tips for bossing independent driving, with the first video in our brand-new weekly […]

RED Driving School ramps up fleet driver training

  RED Driving School has expanded its suite of fleet driver training services to provide a no nonsense and crystal-clear approach to managing road risk and now has a full service to meet the needs of all companies. As one of the UK’s largest driving schools, RED is pleased to offer its comprehensive training to […]

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 […]