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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...

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...

Halloween 2021: UK’s Spookiest Road Trips Unmasked

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and graveyards across the UK are getting ready to stir because it’s nearly Halloween. Spooky season is a bit dead without a ghost walk or a night of trick & treating, but we’re PassMeFast and we’re thriving when we’re driving. So we’ve done some gravedigging and found the 5 spookiest road trips in the UK. Scaredy-cats beware — we’re going ghost hunting! Britain’s Top 5 Ghost Hunting Road Trips Scotland: Glas-ghoul to Edinb-arghhh Scotland is Home of...

Is Middle Lane Hogging Against the Law?

I’m illegal, cause congestion and road rage, and I could get you a £100 fine plus 3 points on your licence. What am I? Sadly, not a terrible Christmas cracker joke. We’re talking middle lane hogging — one of the most annoying driving habits for motorists in the UK. But loads of drivers aren’t even aware that what they’re doing is wrong. Take a look at our guide to see what the law says about it, and how you can...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Yung Filly!

This one’s been soooo hard to keep under wraps — Yung Filly has just passed with PassMeFast! Here’s our favourite YouTuber-slash-rapper’s pass story: Going from YouTube to U-Turns Filly came to us way back at the end of 2020 in the middle of lockdowns. But that didn’t put our Filly off — he doesn’t like to Take Time, so he booked a 20-hour PassMeFast course with theory and practical test. We discussed what he needed and started fast-tracking Filly to...

What is Hill Start Assist technology?

Hill Start Assist Technology

Once upon a time, you’d have had to rely on a sturdy handbrake and your own impeccable clutch control for a smooth hill start—but now there’s technology to help mitigate human error. Many cars now come equipped with Hill Start Assist (sometimes known as Hill Hold Assist) which is there, quite literally, to catch you before you fall. It aims to make it easier to move off on a gradient but also claims to reduce your vehicle’s wear and tear....