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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.

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...

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: 16/07/2020 11:04 Customers with ongoing bookings In line with government advice, PassMeFast began restarting driving courses from Saturday, 4th July. We will be contacting students...

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...

Coronavirus: Car Cleaning Tips to Keep You Safe

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to change our habits and view life through a different lens. In particular, people are taking cleanliness and hygiene very seriously. Though it’s a little scary to think about, we have to face the fact that the virus is able to live on various surfaces for a certain amount of time. Why is PassMeFast interested in this? Well, because your car (even though you shouldn’t be using it as often) is a potential...

Coronavirus: How Long Does It Take to Get an Emergency Test?

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It’s now fairly common knowledge that, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the DVSA has cancelled most driving tests. Theory and practical test centres across the country have closed their doors to the vast majority of learner drivers. We say ‘vast majority’, and not all, because a small number of learner drivers are earning their licences under lockdown. The coronavirus pandemic has deepened our appreciation for the incredible people who work to keep our citizens healthy and our society running....