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Student Driving Lessons: Your Concerns, Our Solutions

Learning to drive as a student

Ah, September—and for young adults galore, the beginning of a new term. Sometimes it can feel almost more New Year-ish than New Year. We did a bit of research, and alongside your studies, most of you wanted to harness those good intentions to develop your ‘soft skills’ too. Things like learning to drive, which will put you in good stead for the future. But while the majority of students want to take driving lessons and get their pink licence, not...

Pass Your Theory Test First Time With Our Top 10 Revision Tips

Pass your theory test with our top 10 tips

About to sit your theory test? Follow these 10 simple steps to give yourself the best chance of passing in one: Our Top 10 Theory Test Tips 1. Know what you’re up against There are two sections to the test. The multiple-choice section has 50 questions and lasts 57 minutes. You need 43 out of 50 to pass. The questions range from road signs to road safety to case studies. The hazard perception section contains 14 clips containing at least...

5 Driving Monitor Apps to Relieve Anxiety

Top 5 Driving Monitor Apps

It’s not just new drivers who are affected by nerves; as your loved ones take to the car, you might also experience butterflies (and not the nice kind). Even if you’re not the wrap ’em up in cotton-wool type, you can still acknowledge the risks they’re undertaking—and it’s natural to want to set your mind at ease. As it turns out, there’s a driving monitor app for that. Or, several, actually! So, as your nearest and dearest rev away on...

Will I Fail My Driving Test If I Cross My Hands?

Your instructor’s told you it’s a no-no, but you’re still not sure why. Your sister’s best friend does it, but she doesn’t have to prove herself to anyone. Crossing your hands on the steering wheel is one of those topics that leaves a lot of learners confused. Is it allowed? Will crossing your hands result in an instant fail on the driving test? Does anyone, including your future examiner, even know the rules? Well, we love to be the bearer...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Jamie Clayton from Love Island!

We had to apologise for not bringing our Pass Photo of the Week to you for a while, but this one is worth the wait — meet Jamie Clayton of Love Island fame! Here’s his PassMeFast story: *Cue Love Island theme tune* Jamie “pulled us for a chat” early in 2021, we ran through his requirements and got him booked in for a 20 hour course with both the theory and practical test. Jamie had been struggling to get a...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

Top 10 UK Road Trips

We all need a nice getaway from time to time. We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at any time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights are right on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than...

Around the World in L-Plates: Learning to Drive Abroad

The pandemic slammed the brakes on globe-trotting during most of 2020 and 2021. Even the Tokyo Olympics were postponed for a year and most events behind closed doors. To quench your travel thirst, we’re going to jet around the world in L-plates and learn what it’s like to be a learner driver abroad. Japan Let’s start with our Olympic hosts! Learning to drive in Japan is quite similar to in the UK. In fact, you can exchange a Japanese licence...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Dillon from Manchester

Aaaaand breathe! It’s been a while since we brought you our favourite pass photo of the week, and through no fault of PassMeFast’s learners… Since tests resumed in April, passes have been flying in left, right and centre. But, because we’ve been so busy working through the covid backlog, pass photos were forced to go on the back burner for a little while. Anyway, we’re back in action and bringing you our favourite pass photo from the past week. This...

Can I Learn to Drive in a Month?

Can I learn to drive in just one month?

Demand for driving lessons and tests remains extremely high as a result of national lockdowns. While course wait times are longer than usual, our fast-track test system helps you pass quicker than booking through the DVSA. Keep updated on how coronavirus is affecting driving lessons and tests with our live COVID-19 blog. We look forward to helping you take the faster route to driving!   There are a million reasons you might want to get your driving licence quickly: your...

Introducing our Guides to the Theory Test Topics

Cartoon figure with a certificate and road signs in the background

The theory test is often overlooked by learners in favour of the (seemingly) more daunting practical—but not only is it the first step to getting your full driving licence, it’s also critical for helping you drive well. Only when you know the ins and outs of the driving rules will you be competent enough to hit the roads solo. The key to nailing your theory is getting to know which topics you need to revise, and then practicing until you...