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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.

June 2019 News Roundup

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A big big hello from the PassMeFast Blog team! As we’re writing, the sun is finally shining down on our MediaCityUK offices. We’ve got no time to bask in the glorious weather, though—we’ve got a news roundup to bring to you! This month, we’ll start by bringing you news of a new noise camera, which the DfT is trialling over the coming months. Next, we’ll see what advice Highways England has to help drivers avoid breakdowns this summer. After that,...

May 2019 News Roundup

Welcome to our roundup of all the top motoring news from May 2019! It seems like only yesterday that spring was springing—and now, summer is just around the corner. But what did this month bring us? In this article, we’ll take a look at the top stories. We’ll start things off with a deep dive into the stats—first, data on the number of uninsured drivers from the DVLA, before looking at SMMT figures showing a fall in car manufacturing. After...

April 2019 News Roundup

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April has been a month when we basked in the sunshine and enjoyed a brief respite from constant Brexit drama. That’s given us time to explore some of the top stories from the world of motoring. If you’ve been a bit too busy relaxing to take a look, though, don’t worry. The PassMeFast team is here to provide you with the month’s biggest scoops in one quick article! We’ll start things off with a couple of announcements direct from the...

March 2019 News Roundup

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A big hello from the PassMeFast Blog team, and welcome to our monthly news roundup! Not only are we at the end of March, but we’re already one-quarter of the way through 2019. It’s hard to believe—it feels like it’s only five minutes since we popped open that New Year champagne! If everything feels like it’s rushed by a little too fast, though, let us refresh your memory with some of March 2019’s biggest motoring stories. In this month’s roundup,...

Courses Now Available in Essex!

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It’s the start of a new month, and at PassMeFast that can only mean one thing: a new county! Having already opened our doors to learners in Surrey and Kent in 2019, our third launch of the year is one of our biggest yet. That’s because we’re saying hello to drivers from Essex! As of today, anyone living in Essex can now book their very own PassMeFast course. Since we’ve only just arrived in the area, though, we’ve decided to put...

February 2019 News Roundup

Welcome to our February news roundup! Yep, another month has zipped by, and we’re back again with another look at the biggest headlines. There’s plenty on our agenda this month, starting with a new survey revealing surprising public attitudes to long-range cameras. We’ll also cover the government’s proposed ban on buses and coaches driving with old tyres in response to the Tyred campaign. Next up, we’ll check out Merseyside Police’s trial of new ‘speed on green’ cameras. Finally, we’ll take a...

Test Your Eye For Road Signs With Our New Sorted Game!

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When learning to drive, one of the first aspects of the road you need to get to grips with is traffic signs. They provide valuable information about upcoming road conditions and help you to plan your journey. Always looking to help our learners where we can, PassMeFast has devised a new game that will help you familiarise yourself with some of the most common road signs out there. Introducing… Sorted! (*crowd goes wild*) Sorted—PassMeFast’s latest driving game Sorted challenges you to...

January 2019 News Roundup

This January, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most important issues set to affect drivers throughout 2019. We’ll start with the potential effects of a no-deal Brexit on UK drivers in Europe, as well as examining the claim that 2019 may be the most expensive year for car ownership in history. In light of Prince Philip’s crash, we also ask whether there’s an age when drivers are too old to take to the road. Finally, we’ll take...

Try PassMeFast’s Course Recommender!

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As a driving school, one of the most popular questions PassMeFast gets asked is, “How many hours do I need to get test-ready?” Given the wide range of courses we offer, it’s no surprise that some people get a little stumped on this issue! Up until now, we would usually suggest that people take a course assessment. That way, a trained instructor can determine your experience level. Let’s be honest, though, not everyone has the time (or funds!) to take this...

Kent Courses Available Now!

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While PassMeFast will always call the north home, we’re now well established in southern England. Having made our London debut in October 2018, we hopped over the border to Surrey just a few months later. Now, we’re proud to add a third county in the south-east, as we launch courses in Kent for the first time! As of February 2019, anyone from Dartford to Dover can book a course with us. If you’re not familiar with us yet, though, don’t worry....