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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: 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: 23/10/2020 10:22 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

On August 14th, the DVSA closed the booking system for emergency tests. It is no longer possible to apply. 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...

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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On August 14th, the DVSA closed the booking system for emergency tests. It is no longer possible to apply. 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...

Coronavirus: What Does the Government’s New Advice Mean for Drivers?

In recent days, the UK government has begun the next phase of its coronavirus response. Though this doesn’t mean an end to lockdown, it does signal the easing of certain restrictions on daily life. One of the most notable changes was a slightly more relaxed approach to travel. We’ll examine what’s different, and what the new approach means for drivers. What has changed? It’s important to note that the new guidance represents more of a tweak to the rules than an...

Coronavirus: How to Keep Learning to Drive During Lockdown

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With lockdown rules in place, many learner drivers have seen their driving journey grind to a complete stop. Meanwhile, most theory and practical tests have been suspended. So, does that mean you’ve got to wait until lockdown is lifted to start your learning journey again? Not necessarily! Whether you only just got your provisional licence before lockdown was announced or were almost ready to take your theory or practical test, there are still ways to stay on top of your...

Coronavirus: Where You Can and Can’t Drive

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The coronavirus pandemic has turned everyone’s lives upside-down. Our favourite venues are closed, we can’t see our loved ones and we’re all getting way more acquainted with our Netflix accounts than we ever thought possible! While this is a trying time, we all know that adhering to lockdown rules is the best way to protect people and help the NHS. The thing is, though, that not all of the rules are crystal clear. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking that...