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!

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...

Taking the Theory Test When You Have Dyslexia

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Nobody likes exams. They require a lot of preparation, can cause us to feel anxious, and are (let’s be honest) a little bit dull. Sadly, a lot of qualifications or permits that can improve our lives require that we pass some kind of an exam first. A driving licence is one of the most useful things you can qualify for and—whaddayaknow!—in order to get your mitts on one you need to pass an exam (among other things) first. Before you...

Top Tips to Ace Your ADI Standards Check

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If you’re an avid reader of our blog (and why wouldn’t you be?!), you should be fully clued up on everything there is to know about the ADI standards check by now. Managed to miss that one? No problem—go back into the archive (or click on that tempting green link) and give it a read. We’ll wait. …Ready to level up your knowledge now? Great, because it’s time to check out our top tips for having a really successful ADI...

The ADI Standards Check

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Nothing quite beats the feeling of earning that ADI green badge. Months (maybe even years!) of hard work has paid off, you’ve passed all of the tests and it’s time to start making money doing what you love. Happy days! While it probably feels like you’ve jumped through all of the hoops they could throw at you, the DVSA examiners aren’t quite done with you yet. At least once every 4 years, you’ll be required to undergo the ADI standards...

Overtaking and Undertaking: What are the Rules?

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Ever heard that the biggest danger on the road is other drivers? That may well be true, but sometimes it’s good to remember that, to the rest of the general population, that actually means we’re the risk! So, when someone’s in our way, and we’re impatient to get past—we’ve got places to be, don’t you know?—it’s our responsibility to make sure we’re overtaking safely and within the guidelines of the Highway Code. There are rules on overtaking, not overtaking, undertaking,...

The Contraflow System: Everything You Need to Know

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Interpreting all the different types of road markings and signposts can be tricky, especially when you come across ones that aren’t very common. Chances are that the first time you ever heard of the contraflow system was when you were studying for your theory test—and it sounds like a lot to learn, right? Thankfully, it’s actually pretty simple to get the hang of. So, even if your theory test is tomorrow, you can still make sure you get those all...