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!

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in August

Collage of August's top pass photos

Welcome back to another rundown of our top 5 pass photos of the month! August has been a bit of a funny one—started with sweltering heat and then descended into the unpredictable rain showers we’ve come to know and love. We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone, eh? Oh well, all of that sunshine was getting rather suspicious… Anyway! Through rain and shine, the PassMeFast students have been out on the road doing us proud. The back-to-school vibe...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in August

Cartoon of Mark Sheet

Greetings learner drivers and driving enthusiasts! It’s the end of the month, so you know what that means—we’re back with a new edition of our favourite customer reviews. While you were busy trying to enjoy the last dregs of the hot weather, learner drivers across the UK were flexing their newfound driving skills and passing their practical test. To celebrate this month’s top performers, we’ve picked out our top 5 customer reviews in August. Take a look below to read...

Box Junction Rules: Everything You Need To Know

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Junctions. Sooner or later (and usually sooner), you’ll have to tackle them. There are T-junctions, crossroads, unmarked junctions, those with traffic lights or filters… some are easier to navigate than others, and one of the more complex types is the box junction. Confused or worried about approaching the dreaded yellow box? Our guide to navigating them explains just how simple they really are—so long as you know a couple of key box junction rules. What is a box junction? Box...

What to Do if You Fail the Practical Test

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You know what’s worse than those nerve-wracking minutes spent hovering in the practical test centre, waiting for an examiner to approach you and tell you ‘it’s time’? The moment you’re told you’ve failed the test. Followed closely by the (seemingly) long, sad drive back to your house. Yep, we’re not here to sugarcoat—it’s a pretty crappy feeling. The thing is, it’s also a feeling that just over half of the people who learn to drive will experience at least once....

Top 5 Driving Test Myths Debunked

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No matter whether your practical test is months away or right around the corner, we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard plenty about it. In fact, everyone seems to have an opinion, a “fact” or a horror story to share. Unfortunately, not everything they say is completely accurate. Driving test myths abound—and while you might think it’s easy to separate the fact from the fiction, some stories have become so prevalent that it’s not always as simple as you might hope....

Manual vs Automatic Pass Rates: 2017/18

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One of the key choices any driver must make is between manual or automatic transmission. There are varied arguments for both options: manual fans love the interactive nature of the driving experience, while auto drivers are thankful they don’t have to deal with constant gear changes. For a learner, however, one factor may come to the fore: which am I more likely to pass in? Are automatic pass rates best, or should you stick to manual? With most people perceiving...

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...

Meet an ADI: Peter

Meet an ADI: Peter

So far in our Meet an ADI series, we’ve profiled driving instructors from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. But there are still plenty of pieces of the PassMeFast puzzle that haven’t yet slotted in place. That’s why, in this edition, we’re heading to South Yorkshire to meet our local ADI Peter! Peter’s been part of the PassMeFast team since the beginning of 2018, but has already been behind his fair share of pass stories. Let’s hear from the man himself! About...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in July

Pass photos July

Greetings driving enthusiasts! Yep, it’s that time again—we’re back with another round-up of our favourite pass photos. In the month that saw British people collectively cave in and admit that, come on, we appreciate a bit of sun but it’s a bit TOO HOT now thank you very much, some people still managed to pass their driving test! We’re not sure how they did it, to be honest—we’ve barely been able to muster the strength to refill the ice trays....

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in July

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As a leading driving school, PassMeFast helps thousands of learners to pass their driving test each year. We take great pride in seeing the roster of PassMeFast alumni grow each month—and we’re pleased to report that July was no exception. To celebrate this, we wanted to highlight some of this month’s star performers and share what they had to say about their PassMeFast experiences. Their reviews stand as a testament to the hard work that learners and instructors put in. Without...