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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.

September 2020 News Roundup

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Welcome to the September issue of our news roundup! In a month that’s seen yet more COVID uncertainty, we’re focusing on the big stories in the world of driving. We can’t promise that the C-word won’t make a swift appearance—indeed, our first story is the drop in driving tests since the start of lockdown. After that, we’ll move on to the proposal to introduce ‘T-plates’ for young drivers, before shedding light on a new driving licence scam. Finally, we’ll take...

Breaking News: Changes to the Theory Test

Breaking news from the DVSA! The theory test will soon be undergoing a much-needed makeover. The standard written case study at the end of the multiple-choice section will be dropped in favour of a video clip scenario. Don’t start panicking just yet—the rest of the theory test will remain very much the same. Let’s take a closer look at these theory test changes, shall we? What will be different? In the current theory test, learner drivers are asked to read...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Daniel from Lancaster!

Welcome to the weekend! What better way to kick it off than by checking out PassMeFast’s latest top pass photo of the week? OK, we’re more than a little biased, but we honestly think you’ll enjoy this. Today we’re celebrating someone who didn’t exactly have a straightforward journey to earning his licence. A positive mindset is what gets you through such setbacks and this guy sure had that! This week’s top pass photo of the week goes to… Daniel from...

August 2020 News Roundup

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Hello there readers! We hope you’ve been holding up well out there. After all, though certain things are (just) starting to get back to normal, life is still feeling pretty weird at the moment. To reassure you that what you’ve been experiencing recently is definitely real life and not just a fever dream, we’ve got a roundup of all of August’s top driving-related news stories. There’s no way for us to avoid the most pressing story for learner drivers this...

Chaos at the DVSA: Test Booking System Queues Leave Learners Furious

When the DVSA announced the reopening of the driving test booking service late last week, learners around the UK rejoiced. Finally, this was their chance to get on the road after many long months in lockdown. As is so often the case, however, the expectation fell far short of the reality, leaving learners incensed. With two botched attempts at reopening the system now behind us, we take a look at what went wrong for the DVSA in the last week....

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...