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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!

Meet an Instructor: Tommy

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Are you ready to get to know more about another hardworking member of PassMeFast’s fleet of driving instructors? We’re back once more with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! This month, we’ll be chatting to instructor Tommy, who joined the PassMeFast team all the way back in 2018. Based around Greater Manchester, with 10 years of teaching experience under his belt, Tommy has plenty to share with us! About Tommy Age: 53 What age were you...

My Learner Driver Experience: Jade

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It’s been a hot minute, but we did not forget about our My Learner Driver Experience series! Let’s just say it took a little hiatus while driving lessons and tests in the UK were on hold. The important thing is that we’re back now and we have a brilliant interview to share. This month’s dose of driving inspo comes courtesy of PassMeFast ADI Assistant, Jade. She managed to earn her licence in what looks like record time and she has...

Learning to Drive After Lockdown: Advice for 4 Types of Learner

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It’s been a really tough 12 months for learner drivers across Britain. Driving lessons and tests have been suspended and restarted more times than we can count. This has resulted in last minute cancellations, significant delays and lots of confusion. Basically, everything that you don’t want thrown at you when you’re trying to acquire an important life skill! Now that it looks like lessons and tests will be back up and running very soon (and hopefully for good!), we wanted...

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Private Driving Practice

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The DVSA recently announced that private driving practice is now allowed in England. What does this mean? Well, as long as it is with a member of your household or support bubble, you can hit the road and do some driving in preparation for lessons and tests starting up again. Given that it’s been over 3 months since most learners were able to get behind the wheel, this is a pretty attractive option right now! With this in mind, PassMeFast...

Meet an Instructor: Lesley

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back with the latest instalment in our Meet an ADI series. So, if you’re eager to get to know more about our fleet of DVSA-approved instructors, buckle your seatbelts! This month, we’ll be learning more about female instructor Lesley, who joined the PassMeFast team last year and is based in Hampshire. With four years of teaching experience under her belt, Lesley has lots to share. Get to know more about her below! About Lesley Age: 61...

7 Tips for Getting Over Driving Mistakes

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A blunder here, a miscalculation there: making mistakes while driving is pretty much inevitable. From the learner who lacks experience, to the mature driver who’s become complacent, nobody’s immune to slipping up now and then. The big question is: how can you get over these driving mistakes and stop feeling bad about them? We’ve put together our top tips on this very topic so that, as you rack up the miles, you can stop dwelling on the shame of stalling...

Can You Learn to Drive in Your Own Car?

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Virtually all of us know the normal route to getting a driving licence. You call up an instructor (or book online), take lessons and tests in their car, and, hopefully, pass. This path is so well trodden that you may think that it’s the only option. By the same token, you could end up wondering if you’re even allowed to explore other alternatives. One top question is whether you can learn to drive in your own car. We’ll go through all...

Meet an Instructor: Michael

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Can you believe that it’s already February?! Time might be passing us by faster than the speed of light, but that’s not going to stop us from bringing you the next instalment in our Meet an ADI series! Yep, that’s right! We’ve interviewed yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors just so that you can get to know them better. This month, we’re heading over to Hampshire to wish a warm hello to local ADI Michael!...

Is It Normal To Have A Bad Driving Lesson?

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Whatever stage you’re at, it’s absolutely normal to have a bad driving lesson. In fact, it’s very rare that a learner driver will get through every lesson smoothly—because that’s not usually how the learning process works. When you’re working on new skills, it’s quite overwhelming for your brain. There will be good days and bad days, and days where you seem to have forgotten everything you thought you knew. So firstly, know that you aren’t alone. And secondly, whether you’ve...

Ask Zephyr: Will the Pandemic Ruin My Chances of Learning to Drive?

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With the world in a state of perpetual chaos, we’ve all been hankering for a voice of reason. Today, dear readers, we are here to provide just that. Fresh off of his extended furlough (get it?!) period, Zephyr the cat is feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to dish out some sterling advice. It’s a good thing, too, because the pandemic has left people with numerous driving-related questions! Today, Zephyr addresses an issue that has been bothering a whole bunch of...