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!

Learning to Drive with Dyspraxia

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The journey to getting your driving licence is often punctuated by a few bumps in the road here and there. A bout of nerves, financial worries, a particular skill you just can’t seem to master—it happens to the best of us. On top of this, roughly 10% of people in the UK have to contend with a hidden medical condition that affects many of the abilities required to learn to drive: dyspraxia. Driving with dyspraxia is a topic shrouded in...

Do I Need to Take My Theory Test Certificate to My Practical Driving Test?

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It’s the morning of your driving test. The big day you’ve been preparing for since you first parked your bum in that driver’s seat. You’ve consumed a hearty breakfast, dressed in your finest comfy-yet-practical attire and your instructor has just arrived to take you to the test centre. You set off, armed with your provisional licence and a positive mindset. You’re good to go! …Right? Well, according to the DVSA’s test day checklist, not quite. The official guidelines state that,...

Top 5 Ways To Impress Your Driving Examiner

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There’s nothing that gets learner drivers as frazzled and nervous as finishing their lessons and going in for their driving test. With the pressure on, many find it difficult to keep enough of a level head to pass. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. As experts on every aspect of driving, we’ve no shortage of practical test tips to help you impress your driving examiner. Read on to boost your chances of driving away with a shiny new licence! Before we...

Tailgating—When It Comes To Driving, How Close Is Too Close?

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Chances are you’ve had a personal experience—or two—with tailgating. Even if you haven’t been tailgated yourself, you’ve probably witnessed it: vehicles driving nose to bumper with the person in front. It’s much more than an annoying road habit, though, and can cause road rage as well as avoidable collisions. It can be difficult to assess the right gap to leave when driving, so it’s understandable that some tailgating takes place. But is it ever excusable? We’ll explain what tailgating is,...

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Drive?

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Whether you’re about to come of (driving) age, or are finally getting round to taking your lessons, most new learners wonder exactly how long it will take them to learn to drive. The simple—and rather unhelpful—answer is that it varies wildly. No provisional-to-pass story is ever the same, and it can take anything from just a few days to several years to get your licence. But don’t despair: here are some factors that can affect how long it takes to...

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?

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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?

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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...