News

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.

Driving Around The World: Cities with the Worst Road Conditions

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We all know us Brits like to have a good moan about something every now and then. One of the most reliable sources for our gripes is the experience of driving on Britain’s roads. But maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to complain. In an effort to create a more positive attitude for the new year, let’s get a little bit of perspective on things. We may be dealing with potholes, potty-mouths and parking nightmares, but some city-dwellers face cattle,...

Introducing Theory Thursday

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Many of the students who book a course with PassMeFast have already aced their theory test. Others, however, are still waiting to take it. Luckily, if you’re in the same boat, PassMeFast can book your theory test for you. This saves you time and hassle. Now, we’re also helping you save money. That’s because we’re introducing a new offer that gives you a free theory test: Theory Thursday! Theory Thursday is a new, monthly offer that we’re introducing at PassMeFast this...

Student Discount on All PassMeFast Courses!

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For all the great times that come with being a student, there are often plenty of financial worries too. It’s for this reason that so many companies try to give students an easier ride by offering student discount. Today, we’re glad to announce that PassMeFast is one of them. From today, student discount is available on all PassMeFast driving courses! So, if you’re a student looking to learn to drive, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out...

PassMeFast 2017: A Lookback

It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of another year! As we say goodbye to 2017, we’re looking back fondly on everything we’ve managed to achieve here at PassMeFast over the last 12 months. Join us as we review how we’ve grown throughout 2017, and—most importantly—helped more learners than ever to get their licence and get on the road. New areas At the start of 2017, PassMeFast covered only one county. Though we remain proud of our...

Here’s What Our Instructors Think of the Driving Test Changes

Earlier this month, on December 4th, 2017, the long-awaited driving test changes finally came into effect. These changes were hailed by the DVSA as a way to keep the driving test fit for purpose in modern Britain, and to reduce the number of young people killed in road collisions. However, the new test has proved controversial. On the day of the test changes, examiners across the UK went on strike in protest. They singled out the new manoeuvre, pulling up...

Merry Christmas from PassMeFast!

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Today, on behalf of the PassMeFast team, we’d just like to take a moment to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. We’re celebrating here at the PassMeFast offices—we hope you’re having a great time at home too! A few Christmas thanks This has been a fantastic year for 2017—and we’ve got so much to be thankful for. Thank you to everyone who got your licence with us this year. You put your faith in us, and we’re so...

Driving Examiner Strike Starts Today

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Today is finally the day—the driving test has officially changed and learner drivers will now have to contend with sat navs, pulling up on the right and much more. Of course, that’s not all that learner drivers should take note of. Today also marks the beginning of the 48-hour driving examiner strike. Driving examiners across England are starting their 48-hour strike in dispute against long working hours, pay and the new driving test changes. With the new test changes, the...

Salford Fire Station Test Centre Temporary Closure

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For those of you living in the Salford area, you might be surprised to hear that Salford Fire Station test centre is temporarily closing on December 19th, 2017. Practical tests near and around this time period will be absorbed by Cheetham Hill test centre, until otherwise stated by the DVSA. Fortunately, the Salford test centre closure won’t be much of an issue for most learner drivers because there are many other test centres that you can take your practical at,...

Driving Test Pass Rates by Area

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Everyone learns to drive differently, but we all have the same end goal: passing the practical test. In an ideal world, we’d all have the same chance of passing, regardless of any external factors. However, in reality, it’s not quite so simple. We’ve all seen plenty of articles online and in newspapers covering where it’s easiest (or hardest) to pass your test. But what’s the pass rate like in your local area? In this article we’ll provide a comprehensive rundown of...

December Driving Examiner Strike

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Driving examiners in the UK are planning a 48-hour strike on December 4th and 5th. This strike action could see up to 2,000 examiners walk out in protest. With a large 84% of examiners in the Public and Commercial Service (PCS) union voting in favour of the strike, there’s the possibility of thousands of practical tests being cancelled as a result. If you’ve been keeping track of our blog, you’ll notice that the strike coincides with the December test changes—something...