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Driving Instructors

The lifeblood of PassMeFast is its fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors. These are the men and women who accompany all of our learners on their journey from total novice to confident driver. In this section, we’ll introduce the members of our team, who cover the length and breadth of the country and boast the experience to help even the most nervous of learners get their licence in a matter of weeks. We’ll also be asking for our instructors’ opinions on the hot topics of the day, keeping our finger on the pulse as the world of motoring changes around us.

Meet an Instructor: Tony

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! It’s that time of the month again where we give you an exclusive look at our very own ADIs. Yep, that’s right. We’re back with our latest monthly instalment in the Meet an ADI series. In previous months, we’ve learned about PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to Lancashire to meet local ADI Tony. Tony joined the PassMeFast fleet in 2018 and has had over 4 years of teaching experience...

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...

Meet an Instructor: Martin

Meet an ADI Martin

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back again with our latest monthly instalment in the Meet an ADI series. In this series, we shine the spotlight on our hardworking driving instructors—giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their stories. In the past, we’ve looked at PassMeFast instructors from Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Greater London. Today, we’re heading over to West Yorkshire to meet local ADI Martin. Martin joined the PassMeFast team all the way back in 2018 and has a whopping 15...

Meet an Instructor: Dave

Meet an ADI Dave

We’re back yet again with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to County Durham to meet local ADI Dave! Dave has been a member of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has got 12 years of teaching experience under his belt! Keep on reading to find out more about his story! About Dave Age: 60 What age were you...

Meet an Instructor: Philippa

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It’s time for us to shine the spotlight on yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast ADIs in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Greater London. Today, we’re heading over to Derbyshire to meet local ADI Philippa! Philippa has been a part of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has been an instructor for 15 years. Let’s hear more about her story below! About Philippa Age: 52 What age were you when you passed your test?...

Ask Zephyr: I Hate My Instructor’s ‘Tough Love’ Approach!

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Just when you thought you had nowhere to turn to air your driving dilemmas—he’s back! Zephyr has awoken from what we’ll call his delayed winter hibernation (basically just a hell of a cat nap) and is ready and raring to answer any queries you may have. As long they’re about driving or small shiny objects, that is. To be fair to him, February was a very short month, so he didn’t miss out on much. Just the odd record-breaking storm...

Can I Learn to Drive Without an Instructor?

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When it comes to learning to drive, there’s no one-size-fits-all. People develop skills in a variety of different ways and time frames. You might opt for hourly lessons, an intensive course, or perhaps a mix of the two! Even before you settle on an approach, the big question is often: who is going to teach me to drive? It may surprise you to learn that you don’t actually have to take lessons with a bona fide, DVSA-approved instructor. Some people,...

I Don’t Like My Driving Instructor—Help!

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: a good driving instructor is key to ensuring that you are able to pass that test and earn your very own licence. This is why PassMeFast only works with the best! Not only do instructors provide you with the skills you need, they also instil in you that confidence behind the wheel that should stay with you for the rest of your life. With this in mind, there is nothing worse...

5 Signs of a Bad Driving Instructor

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Whether you’re looking for a driving instructor, or struggling with the one you’ve already got, you want to make sure they are the best possible person for the job. And, unfortunately, there are some driving instructors you should avoid. To help you determine the ones to be wary of, we’ve put together a list of 5 top signs that may indicate that a driving instructor is ‘bad’. Some of the qualities are objective and non-negotiable: any driving instructor with these...

Did We Stop Learning to Drive After the Financial Crisis?

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In the late 2000s, the biggest shock since the Great Depression rocked the global economy. The impact of this was far-reaching, affecting everything from international trade down to the weekly shop. Things were no different when it came to driving tuition, with the number of learners shrinking as the financial crisis bit. With these events now over a decade in our rear-view mirror, it’s time for us to look back. We’ll be examining the extent to which people stopped learning...