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★★★★★

“Excellent Instructor - Gateshead Anila”

Written on: 04/08/2015 by bellynat (1 review written)

Everything was seamless from the start, worked very well for me being able to book lessons using the online system. In my first lesson i was asked what my aim was and it was to pass by July/August and thats exactly what i did first time round. Although the aim of the lesssons wasnt to make you pass a driving test, it was to become a confident driver so that even after passing i would have no problems. Everything was explained clearly to me, the lessons were always calm even if i was making… Read Full Review

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“poor service”

Written on: 04/08/2015 by Cedric403 (1 review written)

my son was give driving lessons as a birthday present the first lesson was ok then he booked two in same week a Tuesday and Thursday ,the instructor text me on Wednesday stating the lesson was cancelled due to car problems, I assumed this was for Thursday ,not the Tuesday as he later stated he then said my son did not show when I phoned and explained the situation the said they would phone back we never received a call so we lost out on 2 hours on his final lesson he went over the same things… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“great instructor”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by kiMcMillan418 (1 review written)

Me&my wife I would like to thank mr rab nawaz for helping my wife to pass her driving test after she had been messed about by other driving instructors mr nawaz spent much of his own time to help her out and gain confidence we have never met and a driving instructor like him before we cant thank him enough fotr his excellent tuition we thank him from the bottom of our hearts very patient and hard working instructor we cant praise him enough we wish all the best for the future we highly… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for your kind words. Please congratulate your wife for me and best wishes for the future.

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★★★★★

“Best Experience- Best Outcome”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by HayleighM (1 review written)

I learned to drive with Red Driving School in Milton Keynes. My driving lessons experience was wonderful from start to finish. My instructor was professional, punctual, supportive and more than anything else, made me feel comfortable and relaxed from the very start. She made learning as simple as she could and was always willing to answer any questions no matter how silly I felt it was. I had an amazing time learning to drive with her, RED was a great company to go with and I could not be… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for your very nice review of RED. I appreciate the feedback. Congratulations on your first time pass with just two minors. Well done and best wishes for the future.

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★★★★★

“Brilliant Instructors!”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by Rich1007 (1 review written)

Hello my name is Richard from Stevenage and I recently passed my driving test on my first attempt. I didn't have any driving experience before joining RED. But thanks to my instructors who gave me the skills and the confidence to drive through a very systematic training program. I initially struggled with roundabouts but they showed a lot amount of patience correcting my mistakes at every opportunity.One instructor gave me a very strong foundation while the other one further fine tuned my… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on your first time pass and thank you for the feedback. Best wishes.

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★★☆☆☆

“Late and poor service”

Written on: 03/08/2015

Driver was over 30 minutes late on many occasions. Due to illness, I could not carry out the full prepaid amount of lessons/hours and within a six month period, my remaining lessons expired. This is noted in the T&C's however there is no email or any notification that these lessons will expire soon. A notification would make for a better service… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

I was sorry to hear of your illness and I wish you a speedy recovery. I do hope you eventually achieve your goal of passing your driving test. Thank you for the feedback and best wishes for the future.

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★★★★★

“Great Instructor ”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by dani12barton (1 review written)

I learnt to drive with RED driving school in the St Albans area. He's a very good teacher and I learnt alot from him. Would highly recommend RED driving school !… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2015

Delighted to hear that you would highly recommend RED Driving School! Thank you for that. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

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★★★★★

“Best Instructor Ever!!”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by Kellybean13 (1 review written)

I have passed my test today after having 3 different driving instructors in total. I can honestly say that I couldn't have done it without the support that my final instructor ( Gaz ) has given me and the confidence he had in me was incredible. I tend to panic when things go slightly wrong and when I first started learning with Gaz my confidence was shot and I didn't feel like I was close to passing at all. However, his attitude to teaching brought out my confidence with one lesson. He praises… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for the nice review and congratulations on your test success. Great to hear that things worked out well in the end! Best wishes.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Didn't turn up”

Written on: 03/08/2015

my son booked he's very first driving lesson with red a two hour lesson for 40.00 which he pre paid giving he's bank details, on the day of he's lesson the instructor didn't show up so my son phoned them and was told the instructor was fully booked, didn't get a phone call from them or email nothing, my son asked for he's money back and has to wait up to 10 days for someone to contact him, an absolute joke would never recommend this driving school. Get your priorities right RED your a total let… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

I was sorry to read of your experience. I have emailed you directly for details. Clearly, something has gone wrong here and we keen to understand what so that we might learn from it.

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★★★★★

“Excellent Experience ”

Written on: 02/08/2015 by rupsmailbox123 (1 review written)

Hi My name is Lekha from Nottingham, recently passed my driving test on my first attempt itself. Thanks to Red driving School and my instructor who gave me the skills and confidence to drive through a very systematic training program of 20 classes. He demonstrated proven techniques to easily pass the test especially with tricky items in the test like Parallel Parking. His patience and ability to articulate his skills to students is impressive and was never on a hurry to finish the days class… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for the nice review and congratulations on your first time pass. Glad it all went well. Best wishes.

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★★★★★

“Driving Excellence”

Written on: 01/08/2015 by Omicove (1 review written)

I can honestly say I have had the pleasure of being a happy student/customer of Red Driving School. I registered with Red as soon as I got my provisional license and right on booked a 2hours lesson. Mr Mark Housley was the instructor that turned up, we got on straight from the start. He was very cordial and proffesional and he guided me around evry lesson as easy and precise as possible. Due to his excellent guidance, I breezed through my driving test as easy as he's directed. Every single bits… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on your first time and with praise from the examiner! Wow!. Well done. Thank you also for the nice review and best wishes for the future.

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“Mark housley - brilliant instructor!”

Written on: 31/07/2015 by Tammy93 (1 review written)

I was really nervous when I first started my lessons but Mark was really good with me and so patient! Not as expensive as other driving schools either which is a bonus. I managed to pass first time and honestly could not have asked for a better instructor, I would recommend to anyone!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on your first time pass and thank you for the nice review. Best wishes.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Atrocious - not a driving school at all.”

Written on: 31/07/2015 by Shawnc130 (1 review written)

There's a reason RED is cheaper than schools like AA or BSM - it's not an actual driving school. So, I booked and paid for 2 lessons (both 2 hours) and we got an email confirming the first lesson at 12pm. At 12.20pm, and after several unanswered calls to his mobile, he still didn't show up. We then called RED, and it transpired that, despite what we were told, the instructor had not confirmed the lesson with the company. The company therefore had no idea whether he would show up or not… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

I was sorry to read your review and hear of your experience. Please be reassured that virtually all instructors in the UK, including those at RED and the AA are self-employed. Instructors who are franchised with RED undergo a detailed training programme before starting with us and another key point with RED is that your money is refundable. The number one complaint at the DVSA is that independent instructors have refused a refund. A refund with RED is guaranteed for lessons not taken however, to protect the customer's and our instructor's interests, checks are made before refunds are paid. This is what takes the time. I wish you well in achieving your driving goals.

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★★★★★

“Absolutely brilliant, passed first time!”

Written on: 31/07/2015 by seanhusband (1 review written)

Honestly my driving instructor was brilliant, so calm and helpful, really made me feel at ease with driving. I was nervous initially but he handled everything so well and then one day everything just clicked and I managed to pass first time so I couldn't ask for anything more… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on your first time pass and thank you for the nice review. Best wishes.

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★★★★★

“Go with Seb no one else!!! Best instructor ”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by Sara333 (1 review written)

So I booked with red previously and had an instructor who continuously let me down! Waste of money as I was messed around however Seb an instructor from wellingborough took over ... although I didn't have that many lessons with him, Seb managed to cover everything in such a short time we completed all the tasks I needed to do before my test. Go with Seb no one else wouldn't have passed without him, positive energy always smiling and very encouraging I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks Seb… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on your test success and thank you for the feedback. Best wishes.

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★★★★★

“Great experience with my driving instructor. Really...”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by Zaniyah312 (1 review written)

Great experience with my driving instructor. Really settled nerves when I first started with no confidence, the approach he offers is really supportive and really good on the anecdotes to help understand the road after a day at work. On anything I think the relationship with people your work with is key. So really enjoyed the time speant and money spent. I passed!!!! Would really give Red a thumbs up on the service. … Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Great to hear things went well. Thank you for the feedback and best wishes to you for the future.

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★★★★★

“Excellent tutoring!”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by Jack8197 (1 review written)

The person in Bournemouth provided me with a quick transition when transferring from my previous driving instructor. She was very helpful with manoeuvres and kicking out any bad habits I had. She was friendly, direct, and was strict when she needed to be. I appreciate all of the help she has given me over the past months in pushing me towards my test! Would definitely recommend her to friends!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for the nice review and the recommendation. Best wishes.

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★★★★☆

“Two wonderful Instructors and one terrible instructor”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by Alexandriad1951 (1 review written)

The instructor I had was great, he made things easy for me as I had a little experience of driving. The way he teaches is far better than I have experienced in the past with other instructors. He makes you feel comfortable as he is easy to get on with and you would have a good time with him if you had him as an instructor. Then for some unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t teach me as I was coming up to my test so I had to get a replacement after Red sent one man out he wanted me to move my… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

Thank you for the feedback and congratulations on passing your test. One of the great things about learning with RED is that we can indeed change the instructor if for any reason the customer is unhappy. Glad it all worked out. Best wishes.

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★★★★★

“FANTASTIC”

Written on: 29/07/2015 by LewisMyers (1 review written)

I learnt to drive with RED driving school in ST.Helens area and my instructors was a great teacher with reasonable prices who passed both me and my cousin (17 and 18 years old) first time. would recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/08/2015

Congratulations on BOTH the test successes! And thank you for the nice review. Best wishes to you both.

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“disappointed!!”

Written on: 28/07/2015 by Kj00 (1 review written)

I had an introductory 6 hour package booked for me for my 17th birthday (so I was obviously very excited) well in advance. This was then cancelled as my dad got told that the instructor I was booked in with by red didn't start until late July (my birthday was in May!!) And that we had to reschedule. Here we should have realised how unreliable and unorganised the company was, but regrettably we booked in with a different Instructor. The first 2 lessons were fine, although he was a bit pushy to… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 04/08/2015

I was sorry to read your review and hear of your experiences. I am not clear how many lessons you actually had with RED but I glad at least that you are making progress with your driving. Refunds for lessons not yet taken from a package deal are of course refundable - unlike other schools. You may be interested to know that not only are all transactions recorded electronically but all calls are recorded too. Best wishes for the future.

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