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Learning to Drive

Learning to drive is what PassMeFast is all about. We’ve already helped hundreds of students trade in their provisional for a shiny new full UK driving licence—and the list of PassMeFast alumni is growing every single day. That’s why we’ve created a section of our blog specifically dedicated to provide useful guidance for those who are currently learning to drive. In this section, we’ll include information on which courses to take, the best way to prepare for your theory and practical tests, and plenty more handy hints and tips to help speed up your journey to driving. Get the advice you need to ditch your ‘L’ plates faster!

10 Reasons Why Intensive Courses Are More Popular than Ever

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Here at PassMeFast, we know a thing or two about intensive courses. After all, it’s what we specialise in! One thing you might not realise, though, is that intensive courses are more popular now than ever before. With numbers skyrocketing, we’re taking a moment to ponder the reasons behind the surge in interest. See why so many people are choosing to go intensive—and why you should, too! ① They’re faster… much faster Let’s start with the obvious one. As the...

Hazard Perception: Dos and Don’ts

Before learners can even think about booking their driving test, they have one major roadblock to overcome: the theory test. For many, the multiple-choice section is a walk in the park (or at least pretty self-explanatory). The hazard perception test, however, tends to trip up unsuspecting learners. Made up of video clips, the hazard perception test is designed to make sure learners know how to spot developing hazards—a key skill needed when taking to the roads. If you’re not too...

Rapid Transformations, a Race to Make a Flight and a Wave of First Time Passes—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From August!

Chuck your shorts in the wash, shove the sun cream to the back of the cupboard and scoff the last of the ice pops, because summer is coming to an end. Was it ever really here? That’s a debate for another day, but judging by some of the dodgy tan lines on show in the PassMeFast office, it must have paid at least a flying visit! Yes, as if we didn’t already know, the steady stream of uniform and stationery...

I Don’t Like My Driving Instructor—Help!

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: a good driving instructor is key to ensuring that you are able to pass that test and earn your very own licence. This is why PassMeFast only works with the best! Not only do instructors provide you with the skills you need, they also instil in you that confidence behind the wheel that should stay with you for the rest of your life. With this in mind, there is nothing worse...

How Do You Do a Hill Start in an Automatic Car?

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Hill starts: a dreaded phrase to many new learner drivers. Hill starts in an automatic car: only mildly better. Depending on where exactly you’re learning to drive, you might have to start on an incline on a daily basis, or just every now and then. And, even if your car has hill start assist, as many do nowadays, it’s imperative to learn the right technique. You don’t want to rely too much on a fallible feature, or panic driving a...

How Do You Know When to Change Gear?

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One of the first things you’ll do when you start your driving lessons is to learn how and when to change gears. It’s important to know which gear is suitable for your speed, acceleration, the conditions and features particular to the road you’re on. The right gear will allow you to control your vehicle safely, whereas the wrong one can lead to stalling, dangerous manoeuvres or excessive revving. Many modern cars actually suggest to the driver when it’s best to...

5 Signs of a Bad Driving Instructor

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Whether you’re looking for a driving instructor, or struggling with the one you’ve already got, you want to make sure they are the best possible person for the job. And, unfortunately, there are some driving instructors you should avoid. To help you determine the ones to be wary of, we’ve put together a list of 5 top signs that may indicate that a driving instructor is ‘bad’. Some of the qualities are objective and non-negotiable: any driving instructor with these...

Learning to Drive With A Disability—What You Should Know

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Many of us know that having a driving licence can provide a real sense of freedom and independence. Getting behind the wheel of your own car certainly beats faffing about with public transport or relying on other people for lifts! This is especially true for people living with a disability. Being able to drive opens up a range of opportunities and means travelling from A to B becomes a doddle. The problem is, certain disabilities (be they visible or invisible)...

Minuscule Minors, Parking Pros and a Doctor on a Mission—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From July!

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If we’ve learnt anything this month, it’s that Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away. Yes, it’s turning out to be another classic British summer. One minute we’re being treated to blazing sunshine, the next we’re cowering under the nearest shopfront to avoid incineration via some fairly biblical thunder and lightning. I mean, really—what’s a girl to wear to protect herself from the elements these days?! Every time you step outside your door you’re forced to partake in a...

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...