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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 Learner Driver Rules You Need to Know

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Rules aren’t usually the most thrilling topic. The ones we’re talking about today, however, are relatively exciting. At least, they are if you consider what they allow you to do. These laws are the ones that let you book your driving lessons, practice before your test and eventually get your full driving licence. Yep, you guessed it: they’re the learner driver rules. So grab a cuppa and take just a couple of minutes to get to grips with everything you’re...

My Learner Driver Experience: Jordan

PassMeFast staff member Jordan in learner driver experience frame

Welcome to PassMeFast’s brand new series, My Learner Driver Experience! Every month, we interview a member of the PassMeFast team about their journey to earning a licence. After all, we can give you all of the driving tips and tricks we know (and we will!), but sometimes, you just want to hear advice straight from the horse’s mouth. We figured we have an office full of such horses (AKA, qualified drivers) so let’s tap into this useful source of first-hand...

My PassMeFast Experience: Passing First Time!

My PassMeFast experience

One of the biggest milestones for most people is passing the driving test and gaining the freedom of the roads. With decent public transport around Salford, I didn’t see much point in learning to drive—until I landed a job with PassMeFast and figured it was fate telling me not to push it off any longer. Though I was familiar with the ins and outs of the practical test, to say I wasn’t fully prepared for the bumpy road ahead would...

Can You Refuse A Driving Test Examiner?

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Given how much time, effort and money goes into learning to drive, it can be incredibly disheartening to end up failing the driving test. It’s usually down to a bad case of test day nerves, or the return of a bad habit. Some learners, however, place the blame directly on their driving test examiner. With examiners being assigned to tests at random, however, there’s a good chance you might end up with the same one for your retest. You may,...

Diabetes and Driving: Everything You Need to Know

Like many other medical conditions, having diabetes can make driving that bit more of a challenge. Your condition can affect your driving in a few ways, whether through hypoglycaemic episodes or other complications. And, whether you’ve recently been diagnosed, or are just starting to think about learning to drive, you’ve probably got some questions. How can you best manage your diabetes on the roads? What are the rules for driving and blood sugar? Do you need to tell the DVLA,...

Is The Theory Test Hard To Pass?

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Before you can take the driving test and get your hands on a full driving licence, you first have to pass the theory test. Designed to test your knowledge of the road, Highway Code and much more, the theory test packs quite the punch. Of course, this clashes with the popular opinion amongst learners that the test simply requires common sense. You might be wondering then, is the theory test hard? In order to answer this question, we’re going to...

Meet an Instructor: Tony

Meet an ADI Tony

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! It’s that time of the month again where we give you an exclusive look at our very own ADIs. Yep, that’s right. We’re back with our latest monthly instalment in the Meet an ADI series. In previous months, we’ve learned about PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to Lancashire to meet local ADI Tony. Tony joined the PassMeFast fleet in 2018 and has had over 4 years of teaching experience...

Learning to Drive With Epilepsy

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Getting your driving licence is a big step for anyone—and if you have a medical condition like epilepsy, it can seem even more daunting. But don’t let all the confusing rules and horror stories of licence revocations get to you. That certainly won’t help you get on the roads. Instead, remember everyone’s driving experience is different, and that applies to learners with epilepsy as well. What’s more, we’re here to support you. We’ll clarify what the seizure requirements mean, and...

How to Drive an Automatic Car

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Back in the day, manual cars were the default choice for most new drivers. Nowadays, however, more and more drivers are opting for automatic cars—not having to deal with the pesky clutch is seen as an opportunity too good to pass up. Though they have the reputation of being easier to drive, they can be difficult to adjust to if you’re not fully prepared. That’s why we’ve put together a guide that walks you through how to drive an automatic...