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RED Driver Training wins BusinessCar Risk Management Award 2019

Published 4th Nov 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driver Training is delighted to announce that its Fleet Driver Training Services won the Risk Management award at the BusinessCar 2019 awards.  RED has been rewarded for its dedication to increasing safety on the roads by helping their clients manage the risk to their fleet drivers. The award showcases RED’s important role in the […]

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RED Road Brain Trainer wins New Driver Initiative Award

Published 2nd Oct 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is delighted to announce that the multi-award winning RED Road Brain Trainer programme has won the “New Driver Initiative” Award for 2019. The programme has once again been recognised for its dedication to helping new drivers improve their cognitive skills on the road. Free to all customers of RED Driving school, it has been […]

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RED Driving School partners with The Student Room

Published 25th Sep 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with The Student Room to offer its members an exclusive deal.  Members of The Student Room who  sign up to RED Driving School between now and the end of the year will receive two free hours of driving lessons. To take advantage […]

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RED Driving School shortlisted for 2019 BusinessCar Awards

Published 3rd Sep 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is delighted to announce that its Fleet Driver Training Services has been shortlisted in the Risk Management category of the BusinessCar 2019 awards.  RED has been recognised for its commitment to increasing safety on the roads by managing the risk to fleet drivers and their employers. RED offers a number of innovative […]

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RED Driving School shortlisted by Intelligent Instructor for October awards

Published 31st Jul 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted by Intelligent Instructor for its awards in October. The awards ceremony, which recognises and celebrates the achievements of the very best instructors, schools and suppliers within the ADI industry, will take place on Sunday 6th October. With an independent judging panel in place […]

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🌟RED champions 17🌟

Published 28th Jun 2019 by antonysmith

The best things in life start at 17! Getting your driving licence, free periods at school and much more, 17 is the birthday that gives you freedom. At RED, we recognise the independence that comes with turning 17 and getting behind the wheel, so we are championing this iconic age. We’ve created a #Champion17 playlist dedicated to […]

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RED Driving School receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

Published 7th Feb 2019 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is pleased to announce that its Instructor Training operation has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award, for a second year in a row. The accolade is an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, the Trusted Service Award is […]

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New Driving Test Tips Video Series

Published 2nd Nov 2018 by antonysmith

We are excited to announce the release of our new, five-part video series aimed at helping learner drivers pass their test first time! RED’s Test Tips is a series of five, fun videos that feature a selection of top driving tips. We hope our learners can use these videos as a tool to help them pass […]

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RED Driving School achieves accredited DVSA Fleet Training provider status and enters the Fleet Driver Training market

Published 24th May 2018 by antonysmith

RED Driving School is delighted to announce that it is now a fully accredited DVSA (Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency) Fleet Training provider. This move will allow RED to diversify as a business and will create new opportunities for their instructors. RED has been evaluated by the DVSA and achieved full accreditation for the provision […]

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The Gender Pay Gap Has Slammed Into Reverse

Published 1st Aug 2017 by red-pha

The gender pay gap has been slammed into reverse…by driving instructors. Women instructors are making £25.84 per hour – which is £1.37 an hour more than their male counterparts. They have reported a rise of nearly 11 per cent in their hourly rate price and a year-on-year weekly gross income rise of nearly 20 per cent, our […]

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DVSA announces changes to the UK driving test

Published 18th Apr 2017 by red-pha

On Saturday 15th April, the DVSA announced updates to the UK driving test with plans revealed to improve road safety. From 4th December 2017, learner drivers will experience the following changes: They will have to demonstrate that they can follow directions from a sat nav Answer a vehicle safety question whilst driving The independent driving […]

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Published 5th Aug 2016 by red-pha

RED will be offering 11-17 year olds the chance to get behind the wheel and test their skills at the Renault Range Roadshow, at four different locations across the UK this August. Starting at the home of Top Gear, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh on the 6th – 7th August, budding drivers will get the chance to […]

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RED Driving School announces move to MINI

Published 27th Jul 2016 by red-pha

RED Driving School has today announced a new partnership with BMW Group UK, in a move which will see a majority of the driving school’s fleet of cars switched to the MINI Cooper D 5-door Hatch. The driving school, which has in excess of 1200 instructors throughout the nation and a significant number of pupils […]

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Rixton boys pass first time with RED

Published 21st Jun 2016 by red-pha

Two of Rixton’s pop rock stars, Jake Roche, 21, and Danny Wilkin, 26, have passed their driving tests first time round with RED Driving School. The “Me and My Broken Heart” singer, Jake Roche, was the first of the pair to start learning to drive in January and took his driving lessons with RED instructor […]

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Published 12th Jan 2016 by red-pha

  RED Driving School gave youngsters a taste of freedom this weekend by partnering up with the RAC and the Scout Association, at the annual Scouts Wintercamp in Gilwell Park, Essex. The event was attended by over 3,000 Scouts and Explorer Scouts from across the UK, and as part of a host of activities on […]

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Published 1st Dec 2015 by red-pha

  At RED Driving School, we are extremely proudly to support Make-A-Wish this Christmas. Make-A-Wish works to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. We are donating £1 to the charity on behalf of all new customers who purchase a pre-paid lesson package in the period Tuesday […]

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Published 1st Dec 2015 by red-pha

To celebrate the festive season, we are delighted to announce the launch of our SOCIAL MEDIA ADVENT CALENDAR! The virtual calendar can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages and each day a new door will open giving you the chance to win the prize hidden inside! Starting from 1st December and running until until […]

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Tubes learns a controlled stop

Published 30th Jun 2015 by anton

In his fourth driving lesson with RED Driving School, Soccer AM presenter Tubes was joined by Welsh footballing legend Kevin Ratcliffe as he learned how to perform a controlled stop. Ratcliffe, who clocked up over 300 appearances for Everton and 59 international caps for Wales, revealed that he passed his test on the first attempt […]

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Red Driving School partner with Kwik-Fit, giving you the chance to win up to 20 hours of driving tuition

Published 19th Jun 2015 by anton

Leading automotive servicing and repair company Kwik Fit have today revealed that almost three in five (59%) British parents with children aged 17-25 contribute financially to their child’s motoring costs. The average contribution towards these motoring costs is £381 per year, resulting in a total annual cost to the nation’s parents of £2bn. One in […]

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RED Driving School celebrate 80th anniversary of the driving test with Channel 5 News

Published 18th Jun 2015 by anton

On the 1st of June 1935, the compulsory driving test was introduced to keep people safe on the road. 80 years later, the dreaded driving test is still mandatory in order to officially become a licensed driver. However a Driving Theory Test and a Hazard Perception test have since been added, in becoming a safe […]

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New learner plates launched in bid to raise awareness of blood donation registration

Published 9th Jun 2015 by anton

As of today and for the next month, hundreds of our learner cars will be carrying new learner plates alongside the traditional “L” plates. These will be sporting the letters “A” “O” and “B” (the letters that make up the blood groups), to encourage learner drivers all over the UK to register to give blood. […]

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First sat nav driving test passed

Published 22nd May 2015 by anton

In January we posted about some modifications to the UK driving test that were set to be trialled. Around 1,000 learner drivers across Britain were to be invited to trial a new practical exam designed to “better reflect real-life driving”. These trials are now taking place and on Friday a RED Driving School pupil became […]

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QUIZ: What kind of driver are you?

Published 15th Apr 2015 by anton

At RED, we love a good quiz that tells us something funny about ourselves – and this has led us to creating our very own quiz site! After you’ve answered a series of questions relating to driving, cars and the open road, our fun driving quiz will determine and describe your personality traits. Is your […]

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RED Driving School to offer lessons for driverless cars

Published 1st Apr 2015 by anton

RED Driving School has today announced plans to offer customers lessons for driverless vehicles, following government investment into driverless technology. Alongside regular driving lessons, pupils who want to use driverless cars can start taking instruction with us from May 1 2015. We are the first driving school in the country to offer driverless lessons after it […]

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Learner driver numbers are booming

Published 20th Mar 2015 by anton

Here at RED Driving School, the number of people who want to learn to drive with us is going up. Between October and December 2014, we saw a 23 percent year-on-year increase in the number of learner enquiries. Like the car market, the driver training market is a good barometer of the economic health of […]

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Tubes from Soccer AM is learning to drive with RED

Published 11th Mar 2015 by anton

Popular Soccer AM presenter Tubes has been challenged by Vauxhall, the lead Home Nations Teams sponsor, to pass his driving test before UEFA Euro 2016 kicks off in June next year. Tubes, who is 33 and hasn’t yet learnt to drive, has started driving lessons with RED in an attempt to pass his test in […]

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Changes to UK drug driving laws announced

Published 6th Mar 2015 by anton

Drug driving laws have been updated in the UK, placing new legal limits on both illegal substances and prescribed medication. The Highway Code now sets low levels for eight illegal drugs – so even a small amount could lead to prosecution – and higher levels for eight prescription drugs, including methadone and morphine. The new […]

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UK driving licence paper counterpart to be scrapped

Published 20th Feb 2015 by anton

The DVLA will no longer issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence from 8 June 2015, the government has confirmed. As part of parliament’s Red Tape Challenge initiative, set up to simplify services for drivers in the UK, the paper counterpart will become invalid and should therefore be destroyed after 8 June. This […]

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RED instructor wins Champions League tickets in competition

Published 16th Feb 2015 by anton

The winning instructor of our competition for a pair of tickets to the Champions League game between Manchester City and Barcelona has been revealed as Alan Handford, from Cheltenham. We recently gave all of our instructors the chance to get their hands on a pair of the tickets, simply by finishing the sentence ‘RED are […]

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RED partners with Electoral Commission to drive change

Published 2nd Feb 2015 by anton

RED Driving School has partnered with the Electoral Commission in order to promote voter registration among young learner drivers. Around three in ten people aged 18 to 24 are not registered to vote, and so are unable to have their say about how the country is run. However, the new partnership is hoping to change […]

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Modifications to the driving tests being trialled

Published 21st Jan 2015 by anton

About 1,000 learner drivers across the UK will be invited to a trial of new practical exams designed to “better reflect real-life driving”. RED has learned that adverts on test centre notice boards are now asking driving instructors to participate by suggesting to complete beginners that they follow the new programme. Their driving test in […]

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RED on the Youth 100 Shortlist!

Published 8th Oct 2014 by anton

RED Driving School has been shortlisted for a prestigious Youth 100 award. The nomination, which is in the Lifestyle and Entertainment category, follows a UK-wide survey of more than 3000 18-24 year-olds, who all voted for their favourite youth brand. Voxburner’s Luke Mitchell spoke about the selection process behind the shortlist, explaining how ‘we consulted […]

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RED Driving School instructor stars in Channel 5 documentary

Published 26th Sep 2014 by anton

RED Driving School instructor, Dave Dunsford, has been chosen to take part in Channel 5’s new documentary Never Teach Your Wife How to Drive. The documentary follows three couples out on the road as they attempt to teach their other half how to drive. Dave will be guiding the couples and providing expert driving advice […]

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Halfords partners with RED to help learner drivers

Published 22nd Sep 2014 by anton

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

Published 10th Sep 2014 by anton

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

Published 22nd Aug 2014 by anton

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

Published 31st Jul 2014 by anton

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

Published 4th Apr 2014 by anton

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

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!

Published 27th Nov 2013 by anton

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

Published 8th Nov 2013 by anton

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

Published 5th Nov 2013 by anton

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, To celebrate, RED has offered 10 lessons to […]

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Come over for a coffee with RED

Published 2nd Sep 2013 by anton

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

Published 22nd Aug 2013 by anton

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

Published 1st Aug 2013 by anton

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

Published 12th Jul 2013 by anton

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

Published 12th Jul 2013 by anton

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

Published 1st Jul 2013 by anton

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

Published 30th May 2013 by anton

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

Published 24th May 2013 by anton

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

Published 22nd Mar 2013 by anton

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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Published 19th Feb 2013 by anton

“Price comparison website 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

Published 6th Feb 2013 by anton

“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

Published 17th Dec 2012 by anton

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

Published 13th Dec 2012 by anton

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

Published 19th Nov 2012 by anton

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

Published 1st Nov 2012 by anton

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

Published 15th Oct 2012 by anton

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

Published 12th Oct 2012 by anton

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

Published 5th Sep 2012 by anton

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

Published 7th Aug 2012 by anton

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…

Published 18th Jul 2012 by anton

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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