Driving Around The World: Cities with the Worst Road Conditions

Red car on map of South Asia

We all know us Brits like to have a good moan about something every now and then. One of the most reliable sources for our gripes is the experience of driving on Britain’s roads. But maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to complain. In an effort to create a more positive attitude for the new year, let’s get a little bit of perspective on things. We may be dealing with potholes, potty-mouths and parking nightmares, but some city-dwellers face cattle,...

South Yorkshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

South Yorkshire test centre

Welcome back to our series covering all the test centres we cover—one county at a time! This series includes articles covering test centres in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. In this article, however, we’re turning our attention to the five practical test centres in South Yorkshire. Read on for handy fact files on the South Yorkshire test centres, including stats and pass rates, together with stories of the people who passed with us (fast!) throughout the county. Test Centres Barnsley Doncaster...

What Are Smart Motorways?

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If you’ve been out and about on Britain’s roads lately, you may have noticed a developing trend on the motorways. We are of course talking about the expansion of so-called ‘smart motorways‘. This is an age where we rely on smartphones and new technology to carry out many of our basic needs. It makes sense, then, that we start applying such innovation to our roads. Indeed, the process is already in full swing. Parts of the M1, M4, M6 and...

Driving Test Horror Stories

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Ah, the practical driving test. Nothing quite strikes fear in the heart like someone closely judging your first driving mission without your friendly instructor (though you have a choice with this one) or relative present. We’re not going to lie, it can be a nervy 40 minutes in that car. Don’t worry too much, though—your adrenaline will get you through and the sense of achievement when you eventually pass is hard to beat. It’s only a quick drive around your...

Introducing Theory Thursday

Theory Thursday

Many of the students who book a course with PassMeFast have already aced their theory test. Others, however, are still waiting to take it. Luckily, if you’re in the same boat, PassMeFast can book your theory test for you. This saves you time and hassle. Now, we’re also helping you save money. That’s because we’re introducing a new offer that gives you a free theory test: Theory Thursday! Theory Thursday is a new, monthly offer that we’re introducing at PassMeFast this...

Dealing With Emergency Vehicles Safely

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Whether you’re a learner driver or a veteran of many years, you’ll undoubtedly have encountered emergency vehicles on the road. In these moments, you may be faced with a level of panic when you attempt to figure out what you should do. With the sirens and lights going, it can be difficult to keep a level head. So, are you supposed to brake, swerve or continue on your way? To help you make the best decision, we’ve compiled a guide...

Student Discount on All PassMeFast Courses!

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For all the great times that come with being a student, there are often plenty of financial worries too. It’s for this reason that so many companies try to give students an easier ride by offering student discount. Today, we’re glad to announce that PassMeFast is one of them. From today, student discount is available on all PassMeFast driving courses! So, if you’re a student looking to learn to drive, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out...

Driving at Night — Tips & Tricks

Motorway at night with lights from cars

At this time of year there are a number of things that can make driving more difficult. We’ve already looked at the frosty weather and its impact on the road, but this is also a particularly good time to cover night time driving. After all, now that we’re firmly in the grips of winter, night feels like any time after 4 o’clock! This means that, unless you’re planning to restrict your driving to the middle of the day (not advisable),...

L and P Plates: What Are the Rules?

Learner drivers are always easily recognisable on the road thanks to the familiar red L plates adorning their vehicle. Meanwhile, new drivers often sport green P plates, proudly showing that they’ve passed their test. However, whilst these signs are incredibly common, you may not know when you should (or shouldn’t) be using them. That’s why we’ve decided to put together this handy guide to all of the rules surrounding L and P plates. Contents L plates About L plates How many L plates...

Do Intensive Driving Courses Work?

Learning to drive: do intensive driving courses work?

Many prospective learners have loads of questions about the driving test process. Can you take the test in your own car, for instance, and what sat nav model will be used on the test? One of the queries we hear most often at PassMefast is whether you can really learn as much in an intensive driving course as you can with conventional lessons. After all, if you could save time and money compared to regular weekly lessons, wouldn’t everyone do...