Driving on Holiday: What You Need to Know

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There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road and exploring a new destination with the freedom and convenience of a trusty automobile. That’s probably why us Brits love a good road trip. With summer soon coming to an end, now is the perfect time to squeeze in a last minute jaunt abroad. Will you be winding through the quaint villages of southern France? Or cruising down Route 66 in a convertible? Both sound pretty good to us right now! If...

What Happens if I Get 6 Points Within 2 Years of Driving?

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After passing your driving test, there’s a lifetime of freedom and enjoyment awaiting you. But with great power comes great responsibility, and drivers who break the rules risk punishment. Depending on the offence, you may receive points—known as endorsements—on your licence. And, since the New Drivers Act of 1995 came into force, accumulating 6 points within your first 2 years of driving will cause your licence to be revoked. What does a revoked licence mean? Having your driving licence revoked effectively...

August 2018: News Roundup

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of August! Yep, our long, hot summer is drawing to a close. Many of us will spend the next few months pining for those sunny days, while others will secretly be jumping for joy that cooler weather is here (not to mention the #pumpkinspicelatte season). Here at PassMeFast, though, we’re all driving, all the time. With this in mind, it would be remiss of us to wave goodbye to...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in August

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Welcome back to another rundown of our top 5 pass photos of the month! August has been a bit of a funny one—started with sweltering heat and then descended into the unpredictable rain showers we’ve come to know and love. We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone, eh? Oh well, all of that sunshine was getting rather suspicious… Anyway! Through rain and shine, the PassMeFast students have been out on the road doing us proud. The back-to-school vibe...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in August

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Greetings learner drivers and driving enthusiasts! It’s the end of the month, so you know what that means—we’re back with a new edition of our favourite customer reviews. While you were busy trying to enjoy the last dregs of the hot weather, learner drivers across the UK were flexing their newfound driving skills and passing their practical test. To celebrate this month’s top performers, we’ve picked out our top 5 customer reviews in August. Take a look below to read...

Box Junction Rules: Everything You Need To Know

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Junctions. Sooner or later (and usually sooner), you’ll have to tackle them. There are T-junctions, crossroads, unmarked junctions, those with traffic lights or filters… some are easier to navigate than others, and one of the more complex types is the box junction. Confused or worried about approaching the dreaded yellow box? Our guide to navigating them explains just how simple they really are—so long as you know a couple of key box junction rules. What is a box junction? Box...

A Look at Driving Tests in Europe

Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’ve written enough on the UK driving test to fill a short novella. With the summer holidays here, though, we find our minds wandering away from our island’s shores and towards the continent. What are driving tests in Europe really like? In this article, we’ll compare what the process of learning to drive looks like across several European countries. You might find yourself wishing you could up sticks—or maybe thanking your lucky stars that you...

Liverpool Test Centre Closures

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If you keep up with PassMeFast news, you’ll be all too aware of how often the DVSA has to shut down test centres—or open new ones to keep up with long waiting times and examiner shortages. This month, the DVSA has closed two local test centres in the Liverpool area. Fortunately, as the saying goes: when one door closes, another one opens. A new test centre is due to open on Monday, so learners will be able to book their...

PassMeFast Launches in the West Midlands!

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It’s been a short while since we last came to a new county, and we’re sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath to find out where our next destination is! Today, we’re proud to unveil the newest county we cover: the West Midlands! Our courses are now available across the county, from Wolverhampton in the west through to Coventry in the east—not forgetting, of course, the city of Birmingham. To learn everything about our driving courses in the West Midlands,...

What to Do if You Fail the Practical Test

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You know what’s worse than those nerve-wracking minutes spent hovering in the practical test centre, waiting for an examiner to approach you and tell you ‘it’s time’? The moment you’re told you’ve failed the test. Followed closely by the (seemingly) long, sad drive back to your house. Yep, we’re not here to sugarcoat—it’s a pretty crappy feeling. The thing is, it’s also a feeling that just over half of the people who learn to drive will experience at least once....