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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!

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...

Meet an Instructor: Kevin

PassMeFast instructor Kevin

If you’re a frequent reader of the PassMeFast blog, you might have spotted our Meet an ADI series. Each month, we shine the spotlight on one of our hardworking driving instructors and give you the chance to look behind the scenes at the people who make PassMeFast one of the leading driving schools in the UK. Our instructors cover a variety of areas across the UK, this month, however, we’re heading over to South Yorkshire to meet local ADI Kevin. Kevin...

How Much Does It Cost To Learn To Drive?

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Once you’ve got your provisional licence in hand, it’s officially time for you to start your journey towards getting your full driving licence. One of the biggest factors you need to consider when starting out, however, is how much it will cost to learn to drive. There are two main approaches to learning to drive: taking hourly lessons or taking an intensive (or semi-intensive) course. Your choice will have a big impact on how much it will cost you to...

Getting to Grips with Clutch Control

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Getting to grips with clutch control is one of the most difficult parts of learning to drive a manual car. It’s also essential to passing your test, as it enables you to pull off, drive at low speeds and do hill starts—all without stalling or lurching the vehicle forward. Most drivers find that clutch control eventually becomes second nature, but it can take a while to get there. So, to help you out, we’ve put together 5 top tips to...

How Much Do Driving Lessons Cost in Your Area?

There’s no doubt that learning to drive is one of the most important life skills you’ll ever gain. Nonetheless, it’s also true that the process of getting your licence comes with costs. However, while theory and practical test prices are the same across the country, driving lesson rates can vary wildly. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons behind this, and show you how much driving lessons cost on average where you live. Average driving lesson rates Before...

Sat Nav Success, Getting Back On That Horse And The Return Of The Selfie King—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From March!

March top pass photos collage

Hear that? That’s the sound of scarves being cast off, sunglasses being donned and birds chirping because spring is finally here! The PassMeFast team could not be happier about it. Along with bright early mornings and a bit of extra pep in your step, this season provides the motivation to get your life in order and have a bit of a tidy up. So, make like Marie Kondo and have a good spring clean! It doesn’t have to involve the...

How To Design Your Own Driving Course

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Here at PassMeFast, we know that no two learners are the same. That’s why we ensure that all of our driving courses reflect the fact that everyone is looking for something slightly different, depending on their personal circumstances. You certainly won’t find a one-size-fits-all approach here! Think of our crash course packages as the learner driver version of a pick’n’mix. We offer all of the various components, you select the parts you want, and we combine them into a course designed...