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.

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?

Signs on the M4 motorway near Briton Ferry for the A483 and M4 roads

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...

Learner Drivers on Motorways from June 4th

Driving laws and the driving test itself are always undergoing changes—adapting to increase safety on the roads for the public and all road users. We’ve seen this most recently with the 2018 MOT test changes and the 2017 driving test changes. A notable addition to these changes is the impending introduction of a new law that allows learner drivers on motorways. From June 4th, ADIs will be allowed to offer motorway lessons for learner drivers. Find out exactly what the...

May 2018: News Roundup

The month of May has been a glorious one here in the UK! There’s certainly been plenty to celebrate, from the Royal Wedding through to nearly uninterrupted weeks of great weather. Plus, with two bank holidays, you might even have taken the opportunity to head out on a road trip! If all of the fun has meant that you’ve missed out on the news, however, then don’t worry. As always, the PassMeFast team have collected the month’s biggest stories and...

The New MOT: Stricter Rules for Diesel Cars

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If you’re not completely up-to-date with the latest news on our blog, you might not be aware of the upheaval caused by the new MOT test. The changes brought in with this new test will certainly make things more difficult for drivers across the UK. We’re going to take a closer look at the new, stricter MOT rules for diesel car drivers and how this will affect you. What are the new MOT rules for diesel car drivers? If you’ve...

Celebrate the Bank Holiday with 10% Off All Driving Courses!

10% off all driving courses

Come rain or shine, there are few things we Brits love more than a bank holiday. It’s more than just a day off: it’s a chance to meet friends and family, to get out and explore, or just to enjoy the weather (hopefully!). If you needed another reason to feel great this bank holiday weekend, though, then PassMeFast is here to deliver. That’s because we’re offering 10% off driving courses to celebrate the bank holiday! This fantastic offer applies to all PassMeFast...

The New MOT Certificate—Everything You Need To Know

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There’s a lot to take in with the new MOT test—from the way defects are categorised to harsher emissions tests. While we have already looked at these general changes, there’s certainly no such thing as too much information when it comes to driving. With that in mind, we’re going to delve further into how these changes have impacted the new MOT certificate that you’ll receive at the end of your test. MOT changes and the test certificate… As we’ve already...

MOT Changes in May 2018—Everything You Need to Know

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Whether you’re a learner or an experienced driver with several years under your belt, you’ll have undoubtedly heard of the MOT test. An annual test of vehicle safety, the MOT test was first introduced in 1960. The test has been updated and expanded upon since its inception, all in the name of keeping road users safe and ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy. It has stayed more or less the same in recent years. This is set to change, however. The...

Courses Now Available in Nottinghamshire!

You know the feeling when you’ve got some amazing news, and you just can’t keep it to yourself? That’s exactly how we’ve been feeling here at PassMeFast! See, we’ve had to keep some very special news under wraps for the past few weeks. But now, we can reveal all… PassMeFast courses are now available in Nottinghamshire! Already offering courses in neighbouring Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire was a logical next step for PassMeFast. Plus, with so much to see in this scenic...