Driving Tips

Whether you’re just starting out as a learner driver or have already had your licence for years, we all need a few pointers here and there to help us avoid making mistakes and adapt to new situations. That’s why, in this section, we’ll provide you with plenty of informative and useful driving tips to help you become a safer, more confident driver, and get the most out of motoring. We’ll add in everything from articles and guides to interactive quizzes, meaning that there really is something for everyone. Check out our driving tips section for advice that all drivers can use!

Help! I’ve Lost My Provisional—What Do I Do?

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Nothing quite strikes fear in the heart than realising you’ve lost something very important. If you’re a learner driver, that shiny green card known as the provisional licence is about as important as it gets! So, what do you do if it seems to disappear into thin air? Before embarking on a level 10 freak out, take a few steps to confirm that is really is lost. Rack your brain for its last whereabouts, turn your room upside down, and...

Should You Take Motorway Lessons With Your Instructor?

A1 motorway in Tyne and Wear

If you’ve been hiding under a rock recently, you might not be aware that from June 4th, learner drivers will be able to drive on the motorway—under the supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor. This will have a huge impact on learner drivers and other road users alike. The motivation behind this new change is to increase road safety and give learners the skills they need to tackle one of the more difficult aspects of driving: motorways. The question you...

7 Top Ways to Customise Your Car

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Once you’ve passed your driving test, there’s an obvious next step: getting your own car. For some, this is simply a matter of getting from A to B. Other drivers, however, want their car to reflect their personality, too. If you’re one of them, then you might be looking to customise your car. Here at PassMeFast, we’ve compiled some of the top ways you can customise your car without breaking the bank. Read on for the rundown of our top...

Will My Driving Test Go Ahead In The Snow?

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Driving tests are difficult and nerve-wracking enough without the pain of wondering if they’re actually going to go ahead. Unfortunately, if you’re taking your test in the middle of winter, snowy conditions can often result in unsafe conditions for practical tests. When this happens, the DVSA are likely to cancel test appointments. This can, understandably, leave learners nervous as to whether their test will go ahead. You might even be questioning whether it’s safe to take your test. If this...

What Are Smart Motorways?

View of smart motorway from driver's seat of car

If you’ve been out and about on Britain’s roads lately, you may have noticed a developing trend on the motorways. We are of course talking about the expansion of so-called ‘smart motorways‘. This is an age where we rely on smartphones and new technology to carry out many of our basic needs. It makes sense, then, that we start applying such innovation to our roads. Indeed, the process is already in full swing. Parts of the M1, M4, M6 and...

Dealing With Emergency Vehicles Safely

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Whether you’re a learner driver or a veteran of many years, you’ll undoubtedly have encountered emergency vehicles on the road. In these moments, you may be faced with a level of panic when you attempt to figure out what you should do. With the sirens and lights going, it can be difficult to keep a level head. So, are you supposed to brake, swerve or continue on your way? To help you make the best decision, we’ve compiled a guide...

Driving at Night — Tips & Tricks

Motorway at night with lights from cars

At this time of year there are a number of things that can make driving more difficult. We’ve already looked at the frosty weather and its impact on the road, but this is also a particularly good time to cover night time driving. After all, now that we’re firmly in the grips of winter, night feels like any time after 4 o’clock! This means that, unless you’re planning to restrict your driving to the middle of the day (not advisable),...

Is It Worth Taking A Pass Plus Course?

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Passing your driving test is a great achievement and you’ll likely be itching to get out on the open road. Along with the excitement, it’s also totally normal to feel a bit daunted by the prospect of driving without an instructor by your side. After many hours of teaching, you might be nervous about being trusted to navigate the road alone. It is a lot of responsibility! If this sounds like you, there are further available steps that will enhance...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at this time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights might be on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than any other means of transport, a car gives you the...

Learning to Drive with Anxiety

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The process of learning to drive can be both exciting and stressful. For some, it can trigger a real sense of anxiety which is hard to shake and can hamper your progress. We get it—there are lots of new things to learn, it costs quite a bit of money, and you may even feel the burden of other peoples’ expectations weighing you down. When you see it laid out like that, it’s no wonder people get so nervous about driving!...