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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!

Accident While Learning to Drive? Here’s What to Do

Car accident at a junction in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Learning to drive can be a tricky process at the best of times. When things go awry, however, the situation can go from slightly stressful to a total meltdown. This is never more true than for those unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident while learning to drive. Making matters worse, the information surrounding accidents involving learners is often unclear. That’s why we’ve set about to dispel the myths and uncover the truth. In this guide, we’ll cover what...

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Learning To Drive

A circle with three arrows pointing in different directions, beside a road marked by two markers

Learning to drive is seen as an important milestone for many people, particularly teenagers. It’s so important, in fact, that many try to cross it off their list as soon as they hit 17—excited to gain the freedom of the roads. Of course, for some people, it’s not so simple. Depending on where you look and how intensively you choose to learn, it can be a costly and time-consuming affair. Whilst you might be tempted to put off learning to...

Practising Driving Outside Lessons: What You Need to Know

Cartoon woman in red car with L plates driving past a cityscape

It should go without saying that the best person to teach you how to drive is a qualified driving instructor. After all, while your mum, dad or best friend might be a perfectly good driver, they’re likely to have their share of bad habits—and you’ll want to avoid picking them up yourself! Nonetheless, supplementing lessons from an instructor with extra time behind the wheel alongside friends and family is a smart move. The downside, however, is that practising driving outside lessons...

How to Find a Good Driving Instructor

One of the first steps in learning to drive is finding someone to actually teach you. Most learners opt to go with a professional, but a simple Google search for driving instructors and schools near you will bring up thousands of results. When you’re putting so much trust in someone to help you learn such an important and responsible skill, though, you want to know that they’re going to be good. You want to know whether they’ll help you pass...

Meet an Instructor: Anne

PassMeFast ADI Anne

So far, in our Meet an ADI series, we’ve shone the spotlight on our hardworking driving instructors in areas like Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Lancashire. Of course, with PassMeFast expanding rapidly across the UK, we’ve always got more instructors ready to profile. This month, we’re heading to Greater London to meet local ADI Anne! Anne’s been a part of the PassMeFast team since September 2018 and has 17 years of teaching experience under her belt. Let’s hear more about her...

Can You Drive with One Eye?

Cartoon of driving examiner

There are strict eyesight rules that all drivers are required to follow. But how does sight in only one eye—monocular vision—affect your legality and ability to drive? You may experience loss of sight in one eye before you ever start thinking about learning to drive, or develop the problem after you’ve passed your test and had your licence for years. Either way, you need to know what the DVLA has to say on the matter, whether you need to inform...

Can a Learner Driver Carry Child Passengers?

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We all know that there are certain restrictions learner drivers face that are over and above the rules qualified drivers are subject to—and rightly so. Safety on the roads is paramount, and the less experienced a driver is, the more they pose a risk to themselves and others. But what’s the deal with passengers? Can you take them in the car with you as a learner driver? Are there age limits involved, maximum numbers, or laws on where the passenger can...

Clean Sheets, Unexpected Injuries and a 7 Day Superstar—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From April!

PassMeFast's top 5 pass photos April

Waving goodbye to April is always a little tough. The Easter bunny has packed up his basket of treats, the pride you felt about how many eggs you could consume in one sitting is now tinged with a sting of shame as you’re left traipsing an alarming number of boxes to the recycling, and your annoying pranks can no longer be passed off as charming April Fool’s antics. On the upside, spring is in full swing (give or take a...

Dual Control Cars — Everything You Need To Know

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Learning to drive can be a challenging process for both learner drivers and instructors. We’re not just talking about the time it takes to fully get to grips with the vital skills needed to pass the driving test—there’s also the element of danger to consider during the learning process. With their inexperience and nerves, learner drivers can make many potentially life-threatening mistakes. Fortunately, the use of dual control cars helps instructors keep learners—and other road users—safe on the roads. In...

Are Auto Licences Becoming More Popular?

Since 1969, there have been separate licences for those passing their practical test in manual and automatic cars. A manual licence entitles you to drive vehicles of either transmission, while an auto licence restricts you to just one. With this in mind, most candidates opt for the manual test, giving them the widest range of options later on. However, as the number of automatic cars on our roads is higher than ever, it’s worth asking whether auto licences have become...