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.

August 2018: News Roundup

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of August! Yep, our long, hot summer is drawing to a close. Many of us will spend the next few months pining for those sunny days, while others will secretly be jumping for joy that cooler weather is here (not to mention the #pumpkinspicelatte season). Here at PassMeFast, though, we’re all driving, all the time. With this in mind, it would be remiss of us to wave goodbye to...

Liverpool Test Centre Closures

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If you keep up with PassMeFast news, you’ll be all too aware of how often the DVSA has to shut down test centres—or open new ones to keep up with long waiting times and examiner shortages. This month, the DVSA has closed two local test centres in the Liverpool area. Fortunately, as the saying goes: when one door closes, another one opens. A new test centre is due to open on Monday, so learners will be able to book their...

PassMeFast Launches in the West Midlands!

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It’s been a short while since we last came to a new county, and we’re sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath to find out where our next destination is! Today, we’re proud to unveil the newest county we cover: the West Midlands! Our courses are now available across the county, from Wolverhampton in the west through to Coventry in the east—not forgetting, of course, the city of Birmingham. To learn everything about our driving courses in the West Midlands,...

10% Off All Driving Courses: Book Now!

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Happy bank holiday weekend everyone! PassMeFast wants to help you make the most of it, so we’ve knocked 10% off all of our courses! That’s right—book onto any of our courses this weekend and you’ll be treated to a cheeky discount. This amazing offer is already in full swing, so what are you waiting for?! Getting yourself a great deal could not be easier: Take your pick from our wide range of courses Call our team on 0333 123 4949, or book...

Celebrate Bank Holiday Weekend with 10% Off All Courses!

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In case you’ve been a bit out of it lately—what with all the hot weather we’ve been enjoying—there’s a bank holiday coming up. And we all know there’s nothing we love more than a bank holiday. You can spend extra time with friends and family, plan an exciting adventure or just enjoy a relaxing day off work. To make this bank holiday a bit more special, however, PassMeFast is here to give you an exclusive offer: 10% off all our...

Which Test Centres Had the Best and Worst Pass Rates in 2017/18?

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Here at PassMeFast, we’re firm believers that your test results come down to you—not the stats. Nonetheless, road conditions—and, thus, test conditions—do vary across the country. It’s for this reason that many of us wonder where our local area stands in comparison to others. But where exactly are the best and worst test centre pass rates? The answer, in fact, changes all the time. Old test centres close down each year, making way for new ones. Meanwhile, existing test centres with a...

July 2018: News Roundup

Welcome to July 2018’s edition of PassMeFast’s monthly news roundup. Here, we’ll cover the latest developments from across the world of motoring. So, don’t fret if you missed any of this month’s biggest stories: they’re all here! In this rundown, we’ll cover the release of the latest driving test statistics. Next, we’ll look at new eyesight warnings from the DVLA, followed by a new road safety campaign. After that, we’ll examine Greater Manchester’s new ‘Beelines’ scheme, before moving onto new...

The Driving Test Timing Study: Everything You Need To Know

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You can count on PassMeFast to always have our eyes and ears acutely attuned to the driving grapevine. Not much happens in the world of cars and tests without us knowing about it! These past few days, we’ve been hearing rumours that are soon to become reality: there’s going to be an official study of driving test timings. Yes, the DVSA is sending out their most observant employees to measure whether the December 2017 changes have affected the time it...

June 2018: News Roundup

Welcome to our round-up of all the driving news you need to know from June. And what a month it’s been! England are doing well in the World Cup, the sun has been shining for more than 4 days in a row and British people are running out of things to moan about! Not to mention, there’s been some major changes in the world of driving. So, before you overdo it with that ‘burnt-to-a-crisp-and-pretty-damn-proud-of-it’ British aesthetic, take some well-needed time...

Learners on the Motorway: What Do Instructors Think?

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If you’re a learner, you don’t have quite the same freedom on the road as a driver with a full licence. You must, for example, be accompanied at all times while driving. However, one restriction that had affected learners is now no longer in place. That’s because, as of June 4th, 2018, rule 253 of the Highway Code has changed, meaning that learners can now drive on the motorway. When those learners do hit the motorways, though, they won’t be alone in...