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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.

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...

Pre-Book and Save! Discounts on All Courses This May

Times may be tough right now, but here at PassMeFast, we know that people across Britain are still dreaming of the open road. That’s why we’re working hard to ensure that, once lockdown ends, we can help as many learners as possible to get their licence. If you’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel, then pre-booking your driving course is the way to go. Book in now, and we’ll arrange for your lessons to start soon after lockdown ends....

BREAKING: Tests to End Immediately If Candidates Fail

Few driving tests are currently going ahead as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Those emergency tests that do take place are already a little different to normal, with extra protective measures in force. Now, though, the DVSA have announced a major change: your test will end immediately when you fail. We’ll explain how this system will look in practice and what it means for anyone taking the test. We’ll also provide some information on who is eligible to take a driving...

Coronavirus: MOTs Extended for Six Months

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Normally, we here at PassMeFast would be among the first to stress the importance of the MOT test. However, these unprecedented times have forced all of us to reevaluate our priorities. This will leave many drivers with a dilemma. Should you take your car for its MOT to make sure you can still drive it legally? Or should you stick to social distancing rules and stay at home? Fortunately, the DVSA has made the decision easier for UK drivers by extending...

Coronavirus: My Theory Test Got Cancelled. What Now?!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in isolation, we hope!), you’ll know that the world has been turned upside-down by COVID-19 and we’re all having to come to terms with a new way of life. Social distancing is the new norm. Sadly, isolation and learning to drive don’t really mix. As a result, the current pandemic means that many learners have to put their aspirations of earning a licence on hold. If you had a theory test booked in...

Coronavirus: Theory Test About to Expire

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When you pass your practical test, your licence is yours to keep. The theory test, however, is a little different. Once you pass, you start a two-year period in which you’re eligible to take a practical. If you don’t pass within this timeframe, you’ll need to retake your theory. All of this can be stressful enough at the best of times. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has meant some learners have seen their practical test postponed with just weeks left until...

March 2020 News Roundup

Welcome to PassMeFast’s news roundup for March 2020! This month, we’ll start by focusing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, including the suspension of theory and practical tests and extension of MOT validity. However, we’ll soon move onto positive news, starting with PassMeFast courses becoming available in two north-eastern counties. After that, we’ll go abroad to meet the driver who had an unfortunate accident just minutes after passing his test, before taking a look at Russia’s answer to the...

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: 11/05/2020 08:35 Customers with ongoing bookings On Monday, 23rd March, the UK Government announced a lockdown. This is currently in force, and is expected to...

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...

County Durham and Tyne and Wear: Courses Available Now!

As we kick off a new month here at PassMeFast, we have exciting news! For the very first time, our driving courses are available in the North East. That’s because we’ve just launched in County Durham and Tyne and Wear! We’re new to these parts, so we’ll take a moment to introduce ourselves and what we have to offer. We’ll also show you what makes us different to other intensive driving schools, and explain how to book in. What does PassMeFast offer?...