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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!

What’s The Deal With One Week Driving Courses?

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If you’re eager to learn to drive and you’ve been shopping around for the best options on the market, it’s likely you’ve come across one week driving courses. These packages promise to have you test-ready and hitting the road in 7 days or less. It almost sounds too good to be true… At PassMeFast, we’re big believers that the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. But can you really be done and dusted in the space of a...

When’s the Best Time of Year to Take Your Driving Test?

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When it comes to passing the driving test, there are countless factors that can play into the likelihood of success—from how many lessons you’ve taken to how much practise you’ve had outside of lessons to how prepared you are for your big day. Whilst we believe that good results are entirely down to the individual learner, we do understand that some learners like to look at what other factors might increase their chances of passing. A popular query that many...

Did We Stop Learning to Drive After the Financial Crisis?

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In the late 2000s, the biggest shock since the Great Depression rocked the global economy. The impact of this was far-reaching, affecting everything from international trade down to the weekly shop. Things were no different when it came to driving tuition, with the number of learners shrinking as the financial crisis bit. With these events now over a decade in our rear-view mirror, it’s time for us to look back. We’ll be examining the extent to which people stopped learning...

Has the Theory Test Made Drivers Safer?

Since 1996, everyone hoping to get their hands on a UK driving licence has had to pass a theory test. This challenges learners’ knowledge of the rules of the road, as well as their ability to react to developing hazards. These skills are deemed so important that you’ll need to pass it before you can even book a practical test. This makes sense: a good knowledge of the theory behind driving should make us better drivers. But what about the reality? Has...

Parent of a Learner Driver? Here’s What You Need To Know

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With so many teenagers opting to start learning to drive as soon as they get their hands on their provisional licence, it’s not surprising to find that some parents feel like they’ve been thrown in at the deep end. As a parent of a learner driver, you’ve probably got dozens of questions on your mind. You might be wondering if you’re supposed to teach them yourself—and if you’re actually allowed to—or simply figuring out where you can find a good...

From Motorbike to Car: Advice for Learners

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We talk a lot about how to get from A to B here on the PassMeFast Blog. Today, we’ll be doing just that, though in a slightly different context. That’s because we’re discussing the journey from category A to category B licences—or, in other words, from motorbike to car. In this article, we’ll take a look at what motorcycle licence-holders will need to consider when learning to drive a car. We’ll see if there are any differences in the process...

Perfect Packages, a Last Minute Expiration and Flawless Finales—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From May!

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The month of May is drawing to a close and just like that we must bid farewell to bank holiday season. It’s not fair! Can you even imagine working more than one 5 day week in a row now?! Seems like a very unreasonable request, if you ask us. But, whether you like it or not, we have to—time waits for no man (or driving enthusiast). May also saw the arrival of some much needed sunshine. And the hasty departure...

How To Check Your Instructor Is DVSA-Approved

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Whilst it might not have ever crossed your mind, when looking for a driving instructor to teach you how to drive it’s absolutely vital that you make sure they’re qualified to do so. Only DVSA-approved instructors are qualified to teach and legally allowed to charge you for lessons. If you end up learning with someone who doesn’t have the right qualifications or training, you could end up endangering yourself and other road users. As such, it’s important that you check...

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

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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

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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...