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Is Mobile Phone Use While Driving Causing More Accidents?

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Whether you’re a qualified driver or not, you should be fully aware that using a mobile phone whilst driving is incredibly dangerous. Smartphones distract drivers from the road, increase reaction times and put lives at risk. Indeed, over the past few years, mobile phones have become one of the leading contributing factors to road accidents in the UK. Despite the publication of worrying statistics and tragic headlines, drivers continue to shirk the rules surrounding smartphones. A recent survey by Think!...

What Are The Manoeuvres In The Driving Test?

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Taking the driving test is one of the most nerve-wracking things a learner driver can do—after getting behind the wheel for the first time, of course! One of the areas that has learners sweating the most, however, is driving test manoeuvres. It’s understandable—one wrong move and you could end up with a serious fault! One of the best ways to avoid this kind of situation, however, is preparation. So, if you’re not entirely familiar with all of the driving test...

Greater London Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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PassMeFast launched in Greater London at the beginning of October 2018. Since then, we’ve helped numerous residents of the Big Smoke earn their licence and get on the road. Want to join them? First you’ll have to pass your theory test! London is a big place, so, as you might expect, there are plenty of theory test centres to choose from. In fact, you’ll find a total of 8 scattered across the area. To help you decide which is right...

A Look at Driving Tests in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest continent by area, and is home to more than half the global population. It’s also got a rather large number of cars: over half a billion of them, to be precise. This means that tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people take to the vast Asian road network every day. That’s why learning more about driving tests in Asia is so fascinating. In a continent as diverse as Asia, you’d likely expect some variation in driving...

Why Do Young Drivers Pay Higher Insurance Premiums?

Once you’ve passed your driving test, you’ll finally be able to take to the roads unsupervised and let the wind blow through your hair. Well, that’s as long as you’ve sorted out your car insurance. Whether you’re hoping to get insured for your parent’s car or you’ve got your hands on your own vehicle, it might be more difficult than you thought. Unfortunately, young drivers pay higher insurance premiums than any other age group. In this guide, we’re going to...

PassMeFast YouTube Reviews!

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These days, any brand worth its salt gets a shout-out on YouTube. Thankfully, even though you might not be aware of it, PassMeFast has more than one endorsement on everyone’s favourite video platform. That’s right—we’re down with the kids! If the kids in question want to learn to drive in the most efficient way possible, that is. We figured it was about time to present to you, dear reader, some of our favourite YouTube vids. Spoiler alert: they’re all about...

Top 10 Most Common Driving Offences in 2018

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So, you’ve finally passed your theory and practical tests. Congratulations! The hardest part is over, right? Well, no, not really. It’s not the case of letting loose now that you’ve not got an instructor watching your every move. If you make a mistake on the road, you could face serious consequences—from fines to penalty points to disqualification from driving altogether. To make sure you don’t fall prey to these mistakes, you might want to have a look at the most...

West London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

West London Driving Test Centres

In the seven boroughs of West London, you’ll find everything from Wembley Stadium to Heathrow Airport. In this article, though, we’ve got a rather different set of destinations in mind. Yes, in this article, we’ll be providing a whistle-stop tour of the eight West London driving test centres. They may not be quite as picturesque as Kew Gardens, but they’re definitely worth a closer look for any learner serious about passing. Read on to learn more about your local centre! Test Centres Greenford...

Do Intensive Courses Create Safe Drivers?

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It’s no secret that, here at PassMeFast, we’re huge fans of the intensive approach to learning to drive. Why drag lessons out over the course of a year when you can learn to drive from scratch in a matter of weeks? That’s no fun for you or your bank account! Sadly, in some circles, intensive driving courses have developed a bit of a bad rep. Some people hear ‘intensive’ and assume it means that participants are forced to rush through the learning...

June 2019 News Roundup

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A big big hello from the PassMeFast Blog team! As we’re writing, the sun is finally shining down on our MediaCityUK offices. We’ve got no time to bask in the glorious weather, though—we’ve got a news roundup to bring to you! This month, we’ll start by bringing you news of a new noise camera, which the DfT is trialling over the coming months. Next, we’ll see what advice Highways England has to help drivers avoid breakdowns this summer. After that,...