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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!

Coronavirus: How to Keep Learning to Drive During Lockdown

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With lockdown rules in place, many learner drivers have seen their driving journey grind to a complete stop. Meanwhile, most theory and practical tests have been suspended until further notice. So, does that mean you’ve got to wait until lockdown is lifted to start your learning journey again? Not necessarily! Whether you only just got your provisional licence before lockdown was announced or were almost ready to take your theory or practical test, there are still ways to stay on...

Meet an Instructor: Dave

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We’re back yet again with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to County Durham to meet local ADI Dave! Dave has been a member of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has got 12 years of teaching experience under his belt! Keep on reading to find out more about his story! About Dave Age: 60 What age were you...

Meet an Instructor: Philippa

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It’s time for us to shine the spotlight on yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast ADIs in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Greater London. Today, we’re heading over to Derbyshire to meet local ADI Philippa! Philippa has been a part of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has been an instructor for 15 years. Let’s hear more about her story below! About Philippa Age: 52 What age were you when you passed your test?...

Are Cheap Driving Lessons a False Economy?

If you’re thinking of learning to drive, chances are that you’re wondering how to get the best value driving lessons. And if you’ve gone to Google during your quest, you’ll have come across hundreds of thousands of search entries: driving schools and instructors all claiming to offer the cheapest lessons near to you. Quite frankly, it’s a minefield, and we don’t blame you if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide. It covers...

Can I Learn to Drive Without an Instructor?

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When it comes to learning to drive, there’s no one-size-fits-all. People develop skills in a variety of different ways and time frames. You might opt for hourly lessons, an intensive course, or perhaps a mix of the two! Even before you settle on an approach, the big question is often: who is going to teach me to drive? It may surprise you to learn that you don’t actually have to take lessons with a bona fide, DVSA-approved instructor. Some people,...

What’s the Driving Age in the UK?

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Minimum driving ages are different, depending where in the world you’re based. Generally, you need to be between 16 and 18 to get a full driving licence: one that will let you drive, unsupervised on public roads. But things are often a little more complicated than they first appear. Even in the UK, where you might think you know the driving age, there are different rules for different circumstances. Stick with us: we’ll break down the laws dictating when you’re...

7 Thoughts Every Learner Driver Has Had

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Learning to drive can be a bit of a weird one when it comes to knowing exactly what to expect. You see people all around you driving, but you rarely hear (unless you’re a true PassMeFast Blog devotee) about their journey to getting a licence. We’re talking about the ups, the downs and the plain old frustrations. Luckily, we here at PassMeFast have the inside scoop! For those about to start learning to drive (and even those just considering it),...

13 Things No One Tells You About Learning To Drive

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Learning to drive is often seen as one of the most important milestones to take for many in the UK. In the rush to finally get a provisional licence and sit behind the wheel for the first time, however, it’s often easy to miss some of the intricacies involved in learning to drive. If you want to avoid any confusion or mishaps along the way, then, it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with a few things all learner drivers...

Struggling With Clutch Control? Follow These Top Tips!

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Clutch control is one of the toughest things for learners to master, and is even capable of causing trouble for experienced drivers. However, with most UK motorists still getting behind the wheel of a manual car, it remains a necessary skill. With this in mind, we’ve created our very own top tips to help you overcome your clutch control problems and enjoy smooth driving from now on. Before we get started on our top tips, we’d first like to emphasise...

You Can’t Do Worse than These Shocking Driving Records

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In this day and age we’re taught that comparing ourselves to others is not a healthy pastime. This is great advice that you should follow…most of the time. To benefit from this article, though, we’re going to ask you to go against your better instincts and compare yourself juuust a little. This is all for the sake of making you feel very positive about your own driving journey! You see, we’ve lined up a few shocking driving records that’ll show...