Driving In The City Vs Driving In The Country

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For a small country, the UK has a wide variety of roads. Planning a long car journey often starts with one big decision: do you want to take more urban or country roads? One may provide nice scenic views, while the other offers a more direct, easy-to-follow route. Whichever you decide, you’ll soon find out that each terrain comes with its own quirks. These characteristics require you to adapt your driving and look out for different cues and hazards. Fellow...

Quiz: Could You Pass Your Theory Test Today?

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Whether you’ve been driving for decades or you’re a current learner driver, you’ll have undoubtedly come across the theory test. A requirement for anyone looking to get their driving licence, the theory test contains questions covering topics ranging from the rules of the road to hazard awareness and vehicle safety. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to pass your theory test or if you’ve done so many years ago—you need to ensure you’ve still got a good working knowledge of...

PassMeFast Now Covers North and East Yorkshire!

PassMeFast in North and East Yorkshire

Following on from our recent launches in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, PassMeFast is proud to announce that we now cover North and East Yorkshire! This means that we now cover a total of five counties. We’ve already helped hundreds of learners to pass their test since 2015, and we can’t wait to bring the driving revolution to North and East Yorkshire. To learn more about the areas we cover, the driving courses we offer, and how you can book, read...

Using Your Mobile Phone in the Car—What Are The Rules?

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In today’s society, mobile phones have become so popular that for many of us they almost serve as an extra limb. We spend numerous hours a day scrolling, updating and conversing with the help of our trusty smartphone sidekicks. In fact, we have become so reliant upon them that prolonged separation from our phones can cause anxiety! This intense relationship with our phones is very problematic when it comes to driving. Studies have shown that using your mobile phone in the...

Top 5 Reasons Driving Test Waiting Times Are So Long

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If you’re currently in the middle of your driving course—or perhaps you’re just curious—you might have looked into booking your own driving test. If that’s the case, you’ve probably encountered one of the main problems for learner drivers: driving test waiting times. Unfortunately, you’re currently looking at waiting times that range from weeks to over 3 months! What’s the reason for these long driving test waiting times? There are many contributing factors which we will discuss below. We’ll also touch...

The Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents in 2016

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Getting your driving licence can be one of the most exciting moments of your life and you’ll likely be eager to get out on the road as soon as possible. While driving can be fun, liberating and incredibly useful, it’s important to keep safety at the forefront of your mind. We’re certainly not trying to rain on your parade—but accidents do happen and they can be fatal. In 2016 there were 100,296 reported road accidents in the UK....

Why Take a PassMeFast Course Assessment? 5 Reasons

Aaron after having passed his driving test with PassMeFast

If you’ve been browsing our website lately, you might have seen reference to the course assessment that we offer. So, what is a course assessment? Well, a course assessment is simply an hour spent with one of our qualified driving instructors, who will be able to help you decide which of our courses is best for you. We know you’re itching to get driving, so you might be asking yourself, ‘do I really need to take one?’ We’ve put together...

Prepare For Success: How To Pass Your Theory Test

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Before you even take your practical driving test, you first have to pass your theory test. For some, it can be an easy enough step—it’s just like sitting any other exam. For others, however, it can be a daunting experience that only lengthens your journey towards getting on the road. So, how exactly can you pass? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time taking your theory test or your fourth, there are plenty of steps to take to ensure...

What Are The Different Types Of Pedestrian Crossing?

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Maybe you’ve noticed, but not all road crossings are created equal. They differ in terms of symbols, rules and even noises. There are 5 main types of pedestrian crossing, with a couple of extra variations to consider. The main ones are named after animals—because we’re fun like that in the UK! If you’re learning to drive or looking to refresh your knowledge of the road, make sure you get to grips with the following crossings…...

The 8am Driving Test

We know there are certain trends that hold true when examining pass rates. Over the years, the DVSA have gathered plenty of data covering millions of practical test passes and fails; everything from a driver’s age and gender to the location of their test centre and transmission of their car. From this data, we can form a few assumptions about how likely a driver is to pass first time (or any time). For instance, a 17 year old male driver...