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New Year, New Skill: Driving Towards Your 2022 Goals

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Getting healthy, stopping smoking, learning a new skill and travelling more are some of the UK’s most popular New Year’s Resolutions. But as surely as leaked images follow government mishaps, so too do setbacks happen, goals get broken and hopes of a new start are dashed. We’re not best placed to offer advice on balanced diets or regular exercise, but we do pride ourselves on helping wannabe drivers fulfil their ambitions (nearly 6000 pupils passed their tests with us in 2021!).  So...

2021 In Rear-View: What The Year Brought PassMeFast

2021 challenged us with more home-working, cancelled tests and disrupted driving lessons.  But throughout it all, PassMeFast reached for new heights as we helped a new generation of drivers get on the road. Here are some of the exciting things that happened for us (and you!) this year: Most of all, we want to say a HUGE thank you for making us smile with all your understanding, feedback and happy pass photos. Keep checking in with the blog to see...

Driving Test Pass Rates Revealed: How UK’s Learners Performed in Q2 2021/22

DVSA Pass Rates Revealed: July-September 2021

If you’re learning to drive (or simply just a sucker for stats), it’s the perfect day for a spot of light reading. Why? Because new driving test stats just dropped! Today we’ll learn the theory and practical driving test pass rates from July–September 2021. Buckled up? Let’s get going… The latest practical driving test figures The DVSA has revealed that 401,365 driving tests were taken between July and September 2021. This sounds like a mahoosive number and is the highest...

One-Stop Shop for Cars, Insurance and Handy Accessories

Imagine yourself post-practical test. As your (ex-)driving instructor accelerates off into the horizon, you clasp your pass certificate to your chest and take a moment to savour your achievement. It might have been a bumpy ride, but now a fully-licensed driver stands in your shoes. Someone competent enough to parallel park; a human with clutch control to rival anyone’s. You can make your own way around town now. Well, almost… The hard work’s over, but the shopping has only just...

When Can I Drive after Drinking the Night Before?

Patience is a virtue. And if you drank a lot the night before, you’ll need to wait to get behind the wheel. Party season or no party season, there are rules in place aiming to eliminate drink-drivers from our roads—which might be inconvenient for your plans, but puts everyone at less risk. We’ll get to the myths suggesting you can sober up quicker by doing this or doing that… but to start with, we’re going to get to grips with...

How Do Emotions Affect Your Driving?

The dangers of road rage are well documented. But, depending on their intensity and our ability to manage them, any emotion—positive or negative—can affect our ability to drive well. When we feel the feelings, there are both physical and mental changes that can cause us to be distracted (or otherwise influence our behaviour on the roads). Some scientists maintain that there are 4–6 ‘base’ emotions, from which all other feelings are derived. Other research suggests that there’s a total as...

UK Driving Test: Show Me, Tell Me Questions — Everything You Need to Know

Show me, tell me questions. UK Driving Test

Many people become so preoccupied with the primary parts of the practical test—the independent driving and the manoeuvres—that they forget an equally important component: the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. While you can’t fail the practical test by answering a ‘show me’ or ‘tell me’ question incorrectly, it’s still important that you know them back to front, inside out. Your instructor is sure to go over these questions with you, but having a solid knowledge of them prior to this...

8 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance — Before and After Your Driving Test

Getting on the road as a learner driver or new driver is an exciting rite of passage, but it can be daunting, not to mention, expensive. Fear not, Marmalade, a leading provider of insurance for young drivers, is here to help make getting insured easy and more affordable with their smart tips on how to save money on car insurance. How to make a saving on your car insurance Share a parent’s car As we write this in 2021, second-hand...

Helping a Young Person Learn to Drive? Here’s Everything You Need

One minute you’re teaching them to toddle and poof — next thing you know they’re begging you to teach them to drive. If you’ve got a young person tugging at your sleeve and eager to get on the road, you’re in the perfect place to find everything you need. Things might’ve changed from when you learned to drive, but passing is our game and fast is our name. So we’ll help you get your soon-to-be driver on the road quickly...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Teen Mom UK’s Amber Butler!

Another week, another successful driving test! This time we’ll be telling you how Amber Butler, of Teen Mom UK fame, got her young family on the road. Getting Mom in a Motor Amber came to PassMeFast earlier this year because she’d bagged herself a practical test for October. But learning to drive after lockdown is difficult, and she was struggling to find an instructor. She’d already had over 30 hours of lessons in the past, so booked in for a...