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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.

2019/20 Driving Test Pass Rates Revealed!

If months of lockdown have left you yearning for the open road, then you’re not alone. Since March, theory and practical tests have been suspended for most learners. Fortunately, though, that’s soon set to change, with testing set to resume within just weeks! So, what better time then for a dose of driving inspo? Yep, right on cue, the DVSA have announced the pass rates for 2019/20! Let’s take a look and see how last year’s learners got on with...

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: 16/09/2020 08:50 Customers with ongoing bookings In line with government advice, PassMeFast began restarting driving courses from Saturday, 4th July. We will be contacting students...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Driving Tests for Key Workers

On August 14th, the DVSA closed the booking system for emergency tests. It is no longer possible to apply. 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...

10% Off for Key Workers This June!

NHS worker on a driving lesson

Here at PassMeFast, we know just how vital a skill driving is. The unprecedented times in which we live has made this clearer than ever, with the humble car providing a lifeline to the key workers keeping Britain running. We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to offer our support by helping key workers across the country to secure emergency tests and pass during lockdown. This month, as a way of saying thanks, we’re offering an extended discount to...

Coronavirus: What Does the Government’s New Advice Mean for Drivers?

In recent days, the UK government has begun the next phase of its coronavirus response. Though this doesn’t mean an end to lockdown, it does signal the easing of certain restrictions on daily life. One of the most notable changes was a slightly more relaxed approach to travel. We’ll examine what’s different, and what the new approach means for drivers. What has changed? It’s important to note that the new guidance represents more of a tweak to the rules than an...

Pre-Book and Save! Discounts on All Courses This May

Times may be tough right now, but here at PassMeFast, we know that people across Britain are still dreaming of the open road. That’s why we’re working hard to ensure that, once lockdown ends, we can help as many learners as possible to get their licence. If you’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel, then pre-booking your driving course is the way to go. Book in now, and we’ll arrange for your lessons to start soon after lockdown ends....

BREAKING: Tests to End Immediately If Candidates Fail

Few driving tests are currently going ahead as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Those emergency tests that do take place are already a little different to normal, with extra protective measures in force. Now, though, the DVSA have announced a major change: your test will end immediately when you fail. We’ll explain how this system will look in practice and what it means for anyone taking the test. We’ll also provide some information on who is eligible to take a driving...

Coronavirus: MOTs Extended for Six Months

Automotive service building with cars outside

Normally, we here at PassMeFast would be among the first to stress the importance of the MOT test. However, these unprecedented times have forced all of us to reevaluate our priorities. This will leave many drivers with a dilemma. Should you take your car for its MOT to make sure you can still drive it legally? Or should you stick to social distancing rules and stay at home? Fortunately, the DVSA has made the decision easier for UK drivers by extending...