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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!

5 Ways to Speed Up Learning to Drive

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We don’t know about you, but one of the first things on our mind at 17 (besides where our next tenner was coming from) was getting our hands on a driving licence. Learning to drive is a rite of passage as far as we’re concerned, and nothing feels as good as when you first take to the road as a fully qualified driver. The sense of accomplishment, freedom and independence is pretty unbeatable! The fact a lot of learners quickly...

Driving in Hot Weather: Dos and Don’ts

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Ahhh, British summertime. Three months of blissful heat, never-ending sun and big smiles all round…well, not quite. While we’ve had a smattering of mini heatwaves here and there, it’s been a good few years since the British Isles were gifted a real scorcher of a summer. Sigh! That being said, it only takes one day of blazing sunshine to change the conditions on the road and alter how your car responds to them. Yep—driving in hot weather can be a...

Is Mobile Phone Use While Driving Causing More Accidents?

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Whether you’re a qualified driver or not, you should be fully aware that using a mobile phone whilst driving is incredibly dangerous. Smartphones distract drivers from the road, increase reaction times and put lives at risk. Indeed, over the past few years, mobile phones have become one of the leading contributing factors to road accidents in the UK. Despite the publication of worrying statistics and tragic headlines, drivers continue to shirk the rules surrounding smartphones. A recent survey by Think!...

What’s The Deal With One Week Driving Courses?

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If you’re eager to learn to drive and you’ve been shopping around for the best options on the market, it’s likely you’ve come across one week driving courses. These packages promise to have you test-ready and hitting the road in 7 days or less. It almost sounds too good to be true… At PassMeFast, we’re big believers that the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. But can you really be done and dusted in the space of a...

5 Tips to Help You Avoid Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving

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It’s widely acknowledged these days that using a mobile phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. Unfortunately, many people continue to utilise smartphones in their car, regardless of the potential consequences. And the consequences are serious. Distracted driving (which includes using a phone at the wheel) is one of the most common causes of road accidents in the UK. On top of that, you’ll face a hefty penalty if caught. We’re talking £200 on the spot and 6 points on your...

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...