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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update from PassMeFast

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, PassMeFast is keeping a close eye on the latest developments. This includes adapting to any new advice provided by the government. In this post, we will outline PassMeFast’s response to the coronavirus, and answer some common questions you may have regarding the impact on our services. Current status Last updated: 26/03/2020 10:00 Customers with ongoing bookings Following the latest government advice, PassMeFast is suspending lessons for most customers while the current lockdown is in force....

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Driving Tests for Key Workers

With the government advising most of the population to practise social distancing, the DVSA have taken the decision to suspend theory and practical tests. However, an exception exists to this rule. If you are a key worker, you may be eligible to take an emergency test. In this article, we will explain who may qualify, and how to book these tests. Who counts as a key worker? The government has identified those whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or...

Meet a Booking Agent: Chris

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Here at PassMeFast, we may offer a super speedy, efficient way of passing—but we’re not machines. Nope, the beating heart of our driving school is our wonderful office team. They’re the ones making sure each and every driving course goes as smoothly as possible. That’s why we give them a little attention in our Meet a Booking Agent series! In this post, we’ll be interviewing Chris, who joined the team back in September 2019. Though he’s a relative newbie to the company,...

Motorway Signs: Everything You Need to Know

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So, you’re studying for your theory test and preparing to take driving lessons—exciting times! But also: so many things to learn! Chief among them is how to interpret all the various road signs you might come across on your travels. And that’s no mean feat: there are tonnes of sign designs in the UK’s Highway Code. Not only do things like shape and colour affect their meaning, but different types of roads have their own unique style of sign too....

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Stephanie from London!

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Well hello there, devoted readers/bored self-isolators! It’s a funny old time, eh? We hope social distancing isn’t getting you down too much. Sure, you may have eaten all of your snacks for the week in a single day, forgotten what your best mate’s voice sounds like and resorted to rationing your final roll of toilet paper square-by-sad-little-square (thanks a lot, panic buyers), but it’s not all doom and gloom! Not if PassMeFast has anything to do with it, anyway. We’re...

Ask Zephyr: I Hate My Instructor’s ‘Tough Love’ Approach!

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Just when you thought you had nowhere to turn to air your driving dilemmas—he’s back! Zephyr has awoken from what we’ll call his delayed winter hibernation (basically just a hell of a cat nap) and is ready and raring to answer any queries you may have. As long they’re about driving or small shiny objects, that is. To be fair to him, February was a very short month, so he didn’t miss out on much. Just the odd record-breaking storm...

Are Cheap Driving Lessons a False Economy?

If you’re thinking of learning to drive, chances are that you’re wondering how to get the best value driving lessons. And if you’ve gone to Google during your quest, you’ll have come across hundreds of thousands of search entries: driving schools and instructors all claiming to offer the cheapest lessons near to you. Quite frankly, it’s a minefield, and we don’t blame you if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide. It covers...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Lewis from Bootle!

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We’re about to announce the latest winner of our pass photo of the week. Yes, amid waves of coronavirus updates and mass panic, let PassMeFast be your shelter from the storm. We could all do with some good news right now—can I get an amen?! So, let’s celebrate one of the latest star pupils to earn their licence with one of our intensive driving courses. This learner started out having no idea...

What Happens If You Drive Just Above The Speed Limit?

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Though we all know speeding is illegal, virtually every driver will break the limit at some time or another. We’re not talking about the really flagrant cases here. Instead, it’s often the times we go one mile per hour too quickly that catch us out. This, then, begs an important question: is it ever okay to drive just over the speed limit? We’ve created this guide in order to answer all your questions on the topic. What really happens if...

Can I Learn to Drive Without an Instructor?

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When it comes to learning to drive, there’s no one-size-fits-all. People develop skills in a variety of different ways and time frames. You might opt for hourly lessons, an intensive course, or perhaps a mix of the two! Even before you settle on an approach, the big question is often: who is going to teach me to drive? It may surprise you to learn that you don’t actually have to take lessons with a bona fide, DVSA-approved instructor. Some people,...