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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: 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...

Meet a Booking Agent: Chris

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Here at PassMeFast, we may offer a super speedy, efficient way of passing—but we’re not machines. Nope, the beating heart of our driving school is our wonderful office team. They’re the ones making sure each and every driving course goes as smoothly as possible. That’s why we give them a little attention in our Meet a Booking Agent series! In this post, we’ll be interviewing Chris, who joined the team back in September 2019. Though he’s a relative newbie to the company,...

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: 26/03/2020 10:00 Customers with ongoing bookings Following the latest government advice, PassMeFast is suspending lessons for most customers while the current lockdown is in force....

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?...

February 2020 News Roundup

Hello readers! We’ve reached the end of a rather turbulent month, where wind and rain have lashed the UK. There’s been so much going on with the weather that you may have missed some of the month’s top stories! Luckily, the PassMeFast team are here with our February news roundup. This month, we’ll begin by taking a look at the upcoming theory test changes, before moving onto the planned ban on petrol and diesel cars. After that, we’ll report on the...

Breaking News: Changes to the Theory Test from April 14th

Breaking news from the DVSA! The theory test will be undergoing a much-needed makeover from April 14th, 2020. 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...

PassMeFast Now Covers Buckinghamshire and Hampshire

Learner drivers in Buckinghamshire and Hampshire, listen up! We’re PassMeFast and we’re here to help you get your licence. We’ve already helped thousands of people to pass across the country. Now, for the first time ever, we’re in your area—and we’re shaking up driving tuition for good. To help you get to know us a little better, we’ve put together a quick guide to what PassMeFast has to offer. We’ll cover all the locations where our courses are available, and...

January 2020 News Roundup

The first month of 2020 is officially over! Yep, that’s right—it’s only been a few weeks since you set off those New Year fireworks. While January may have felt like a slog, the chances are that it still sped by quickly enough for you to have missed some top driving news. If that’s the case, then don’t worry: as always, PassMeFast is here for you. In this month’s news roundup, we’ll cover everything from the recent controversy surrounding smart motorways...