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The world of motoring is constantly changing. In recent years, we’ve seen major changes to the driving test, new rules and regulations surrounding car insurance, and the announcement of a future ban on petrol and diesel cars. Add that together with new models and emerging technologies, and there’s a lot to keep up with. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated news section to help you stay in the loop with all things driving. You’ll find all the latest news from car manufacturers, government bodies and other companies in the motoring industry, as well as useful breakdowns to show what it all means for you.

July 2020 News Roundup

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Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’ve endeavoured to keep you up to date with all the latest developments throughout these turbulent times. That’s why, in recent months, we’ve put our monthly updates on hold, focusing instead on posting breaking news as it happens. With the world starting to reopen, however, we’re happy to say that our news roundup is back! This July, the biggest story (at least for us driving schools!) was the resumption of driving tests for the first...

DVSA Answers Instructors’ Questions on Return to Testing

Driving lessons are now going ahead across England, and the resumption of practical testing is in sight. With this in mind, many of us have questions about how driving tuition will operate in the coming months. Who better to ask, then, than the body that oversees all lessons and tests: the DVSA? A recent Q&A session arranged by NASP, an association representing three-quarters of Britain’s driving instructors, saw many of the most burning questions put to senior members of the...

2019/20 Driving Test Pass Rates Revealed!

If months of lockdown have left you yearning for the open road, then you’re not alone. Since March, theory and practical tests have been suspended for most learners. Fortunately, though, that’s soon set to change, with testing set to resume within just weeks! So, what better time then for a dose of driving inspo? Yep, right on cue, the DVSA have announced the pass rates for 2019/20! Let’s take a look and see how last year’s learners got on with...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update from PassMeFast

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, PassMeFast is keeping a close eye on the latest developments. This includes adapting to any new advice provided by the government. In this post, we will outline PassMeFast’s response to the coronavirus, and answer some common questions you may have regarding the impact on our services. Current status Last updated: 16/07/2020 11:04 Customers with ongoing bookings In line with government advice, PassMeFast began restarting driving courses from Saturday, 4th July. We will be contacting students...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Driving Tests for Key Workers

With the government advising most of the population to practise social distancing, the DVSA have taken the decision to suspend theory and practical tests. However, an exception exists to this rule. If you are a key worker, you may be eligible to take an emergency test. In this article, we will explain who may qualify, and how to book these tests. Who counts as a key worker? The government has identified those whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or...

10% Off for Key Workers This June!

NHS worker on a driving lesson

Here at PassMeFast, we know just how vital a skill driving is. The unprecedented times in which we live has made this clearer than ever, with the humble car providing a lifeline to the key workers keeping Britain running. We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to offer our support by helping key workers across the country to secure emergency tests and pass during lockdown. This month, as a way of saying thanks, we’re offering an extended discount to...

Coronavirus: What Does the Government’s New Advice Mean for Drivers?

In recent days, the UK government has begun the next phase of its coronavirus response. Though this doesn’t mean an end to lockdown, it does signal the easing of certain restrictions on daily life. One of the most notable changes was a slightly more relaxed approach to travel. We’ll examine what’s different, and what the new approach means for drivers. What has changed? It’s important to note that the new guidance represents more of a tweak to the rules than an...