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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.

Stay Safe and Save This Black Friday!

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2020 has been a year like no other, and getting through it has been tough on us all. Now more than ever, we’re realising the importance of getting from A to B safely. With this in mind, PassMeFast has spent the year helping to ensure that those who need it most were able to get their licence. Now, we’re able to make things a little easier for you too. This Black Friday, we’re pleased to offer 10% off all driving courses....

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: 05/01/2021 08:15 Customers with ongoing bookings All four nations of the UK are now under lockdown. As a result, driving lessons, theory tests and practical...

October 2020 News Roundup

Happy Halloween, readers! In a year that’s given us more than its fair share of tricks, we’re hoping this roundup will be a real treat. To start proceedings this month, we’ll look at stats from the DVSA revealing the year’s top test centres, before examining the impact of the new lockdown measures in different parts of the country. We’ll then weigh up the road safety arguments for abandoning daylight savings time, review some theory test stats, and finish with our...

Best and Worst Driving Test Centres Revealed: NEW 2019/20 Stats!

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Breaking news! The stats we’ve all been waiting for are finally out. After a long delay, we can now reveal the best and worst test centres of 2019/20! Today, the DVSA revealed the full stats for all test centres across Great Britain from 2019/20. We’ve crunched the numbers and figured out which were at the top and bottom. Also listed are the test centres who improved the most year-on-year—as well as those whose results slid. Let’s not hang about any...

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....