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Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on virtually every aspect of the way we live our lives. Driving is no exception to this, and significant challenges have arisen for hopeful learners and qualified motorists alike. Adding to the complexity is the need to understand ever-changing government rules and guidance. Luckily, the PassMeFast team are here to provide you with the latest information, helping you to stay up-to-date. We’ll share the official advice that all drivers need to follow, as well as offering a few tips of our own to help make the journey from lockdown back to normality that little bit smoother.

Taking the Theory Test in Lockdown

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Since its introduction back in 1996, the theory test has been through plenty of changes. This year, meanwhile, saw the coronavirus pandemic bring about some fairly seismic shifts to pretty much all aspects of daily life. So, how much did it affect the theory test? Fortunately, having taken a theory test both before and after the pandemic, I’m able to shed some light on this with first-hand info. I’ll detail my experience taking the theory test under the current rules,...

Chaos at the DVSA: Test Booking System Queues Leave Learners Furious

When the DVSA announced the reopening of the driving test booking service late last week, learners around the UK rejoiced. Finally, this was their chance to get on the road after many long months in lockdown. As is so often the case, however, the expectation fell far short of the reality, leaving learners incensed. With two botched attempts at reopening the system now behind us, we take a look at what went wrong for the DVSA in the last week....

Coronavirus: Driving After Lockdown

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Unless you’re a key worker, it’s likely that your car usage has declined significantly since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, many drivers haven’t used their car at all since lockdown was announced. It’s not surprising, then, to find that some may feel uneasy about driving. Given that a big part of being a driver is having confidence in your driving ability, this is slightly concerning. So, how do you get used to driving after lockdown? If you...

DVSA Answers Instructors’ Questions on Return to Testing

Driving lessons are now going ahead across England, and the resumption of practical testing is in sight. With this in mind, many of us have questions about how driving tuition will operate in the coming months. Who better to ask, then, than the body that oversees all lessons and tests: the DVSA? A recent Q&A session arranged by NASP, an association representing three-quarters of Britain’s driving instructors, saw many of the most burning questions put to senior members of the...

Coronavirus: Why You Need to Avoid Speeding During Lockdown

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With the UK on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the volume of traffic on the roads has decreased dramatically. The emergence of emptier roads, however, has brought forth a slew of drivers ignoring speed limits—endangering other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Speeding is already dangerous enough in everyday life, but with the public facing a pandemic, it’s now even more fatal. So, if you’re out on the roads for essential travel, it’s vital that you avoid speeding during lockdown. We’re...