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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!

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Learning To Drive

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Learning to drive is seen as an important milestone for many people, particularly teenagers. It’s so important, in fact, that many try to cross it off their list as soon as they hit 17—excited to gain the freedom of the roads. Of course, for some people, it’s not so simple. Depending on where you look and how intensively you choose to learn, it can be a costly and time-consuming affair. Whilst you might be tempted to put off learning to...

Practising Driving Outside Lessons: What You Need to Know

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It should go without saying that the best person to teach you how to drive is a qualified driving instructor. After all, while your mum, dad or best friend might be a perfectly good driver, they’re likely to have their share of bad habits—and you’ll want to avoid picking them up yourself! Nonetheless, supplementing lessons from an instructor with extra time behind the wheel alongside friends and family is a smart move. The downside, however, is that practising driving outside lessons...

10 Tips to Help You Relax Before Your Driving Test

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While learning to drive can be a fun and rewarding experience, it’s not all rainbows and puppies. When the day of your practical test rolls around, the nerves are probably going to kick in. Be they mild, moderate, or severe (oh honey!), there are things you can do to relax before THE MOST IMPORTANT DRIVE OF YOUR LIFE. Just kidding! It’s really not that big of a deal. And, regardless, thinking of it like that will not help you to...

Is It Worth Investing in a Personalised Number Plate?

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In the UK, the law states that all cars must be fitted with number plates. For some people, though, the standard registration number that their car comes with is just a little too boring. Those wanting to spruce up their vehicles (and show off their status) may opt to purchase personalised number plates instead. Whether you think they’re a silly extravagance or kinda cool, it doesn’t look like the trend of private registrations is dying any time soon. With this...

Getting to Grips with Clutch Control

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Getting to grips with clutch control is one of the most difficult parts of learning to drive a manual car. It’s also essential to passing your test, as it enables you to pull off, drive at low speeds and do hill starts—all without stalling or lurching the vehicle forward. Most drivers find that clutch control eventually becomes second nature, but it can take a while to get there. So, to help you out, we’ve put together 5 top tips to...

How To Design Your Own Driving Course

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Here at PassMeFast, we know that no two learners are the same. That’s why we ensure that all of our driving courses reflect the fact that everyone is looking for something slightly different, depending on their personal circumstances. You certainly won’t find a one-size-fits-all approach here! Think of our crash course packages as the learner driver version of a pick’n’mix. We offer all of the various components, you select the parts you want, and we combine them into a course designed...

Should I Switch To An Eco-Friendly Car?

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Nowadays, people are becoming more and more environmentally conscious—monitoring their carbon footprint, increasing their recycling and attempting to conserve Earth’s natural resources. With the volume of toxic chemicals being released into the atmosphere every day, there’s also a growing trend towards going green with vehicles. If you’re looking for ways to help the environment, then you might be asking the question: should I switch to an eco-friendly car? We’ve put together a guide to eco-friendly cars to help answer this...

Ultimate Theory Test Revision Resources

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Before you can take your driving test (or even book one), you first have to tackle the theory test. As with any other test in life, preparation is the key to passing your theory test with flying colours—and taking one step closer to becoming a fully qualified driver. To help speed up your journey and make your revision easier, we’ve compiled a list of top theory test revision resources. Our guide breaks these top theory test revision resources down into categories...

The Lowdown on Female Driving Instructors

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Your provisional licence has arrived, you’ve saved up enough money for lessons (*cough* or your parents have agreed to provide the dough *cough*) and you’re raring to go! The next step in the driving journey is to find the right instructor. It’s really important that you are able to develop a good relationship with your ADI. This is a person with whom you’re going to be spending a lot of one-on-one time, as you build up your skills and become...

Top 10: Britain’s Most Dangerous Roads

Top 10: Britain's Most Dangerous Roads

Britain certainly has its fair share of scenic routes—from the Snake Pass to the Black Mountain Pass—often inspiring an epic road trip or two for newly qualified drivers and veteran drivers alike. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows with the UK’s roads. We’ve also got our fair share of dangerous routes, with some attracting a high number of accidents and fatalities each year. With that in mind, we set out to find Britain’s most dangerous roads. Using official statistics and...