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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!

Meet an Instructor: Lesley

Meet an ADI Lesley

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back with the latest instalment in our Meet an ADI series. So, if you’re eager to get to know more about our fleet of DVSA-approved instructors, buckle your seatbelts! This month, we’ll be learning more about female instructor Lesley, who joined the PassMeFast team last year and is based in Hampshire. With four years of teaching experience under her belt, Lesley has lots to share. Get to know more about her below! About Lesley Age: 61...

7 Tips for Getting Over Driving Mistakes

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A blunder here, a miscalculation there: making mistakes while driving is pretty much inevitable. From the learner who lacks experience, to the mature driver who’s become complacent, nobody’s immune to slipping up now and then. The big question is: how can you get over these driving mistakes and stop feeling bad about them? We’ve put together our top tips on this very topic so that, as you rack up the miles, you can stop dwelling on the shame of stalling...

Can You Learn to Drive in Your Own Car?

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Virtually all of us know the normal route to getting a driving licence. You call up an instructor (or book online), take lessons and tests in their car, and, hopefully, pass. This path is so well trodden that you may think that it’s the only option. By the same token, you could end up wondering if you’re even allowed to explore other alternatives. One top question is whether you can learn to drive in your own car. We’ll go through all...

Meet an Instructor: Michael

Meet an ADI Michael

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Can you believe that it’s already February?! Time might be passing us by faster than the speed of light, but that’s not going to stop us from bringing you the next instalment in our Meet an ADI series! Yep, that’s right! We’ve interviewed yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors just so that you can get to know them better. This month, we’re heading over to Hampshire to wish a warm hello to local ADI Michael!...

Is It Normal To Have A Bad Driving Lesson?

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Whatever stage you’re at, it’s absolutely normal to have a bad driving lesson. In fact, it’s very rare that a learner driver will get through every lesson smoothly—because that’s not usually how the learning process works. When you’re working on new skills, it’s quite overwhelming for your brain. There will be good days and bad days, and days where you seem to have forgotten everything you thought you knew. So firstly, know that you aren’t alone. And secondly, whether you’ve...

Ask Zephyr: Will the Pandemic Ruin My Chances of Learning to Drive?

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With the world in a state of perpetual chaos, we’ve all been hankering for a voice of reason. Today, dear readers, we are here to provide just that. Fresh off of his extended furlough (get it?!) period, Zephyr the cat is feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to dish out some sterling advice. It’s a good thing, too, because the pandemic has left people with numerous driving-related questions! Today, Zephyr addresses an issue that has been bothering a whole bunch of...

Meet an Instructor: Claire

Meet an ADI Claire

Happy New Year, PassMeFast readers! We’re ringing in January with yet another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! Not familiar with it? Each month, we interview one of our many driving instructors with the aim of helping you get to know them a bit better. In previous months, we’ve taken a look at ADIs from Staffordshire, Greater Manchester and London. This January, we’re heading over to Bedfordshire to say hi to local ADI Claire! Claire joined the PassMeFast team in...

Is Driving Hard (And How Can I Make It Easier)?

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Most things are hard until you learn to do them well—and driving is no exception. The majority of people don’t pass their test on their first attempt, but most do end up passing within their first three goes. That suggests that most people find driving consistently to test standard difficult, but that it does become easier the more you work at it. Once you’ve got some mileage behind you, most people find that driving becomes almost second nature. Even as...

Hate Learning to Drive? Here’s How to Change Your Outlook!

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Learning to drive can be fun, but there’s no doubt about it: it’s challenging. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the excitement of embarking on this big life step that we forget to acknowledge that it takes a lot of hard work and commitment to complete. Learner drivers may experience a bit of a rude awakening when the reality of this sinks in! Unfortunately, if you end up feeling like you hate learning to drive, it can really...

My Learner Driver Experience: Jack

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It’s time for another instalment of My Learner Driver Experience, the series that gives you a personal insight into exactly how members of the PassMeFast team earned their driving licences. This month it’s the turn of CX Adviser, Jack. He’s been a part of the team since summer 2019 and has since then guided hundreds of learners to driving test success. Interestingly, he did most of this work while yet to pass the test himself. All that changed this month,...