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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.

Pontefract Test Centre Relocation

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If you’re a regular reader of the PassMeFast blog, you’ll be all too aware of how many test centres in the UK end up closing or relocating each year. That’s why we keep an eye on test centre news, to make sure you know exactly where your test will take place. This month, the DVSA has relocated Pontefract test centre due to maintenance work. Fortunately, this is only a temporary relocation, and learners will still be able to take their...

Save 10% With the Code BLOG10

At PassMeFast, we love helping you (and your money!) to go further. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer 10% off all courses! All you need to do to save is to book in using the code BLOG10. But hurry—you’ve only got until Sunday, October 20th! For more details, including terms, read on....

PassMeFast Courses Come to Berkshire and Hertfordshire!

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One of our favourite moments on this blog is getting to announce new counties. After all, it’s always exciting to spread the joy of PassMeFast courses to millions more people! This month, it’s a double dose of driving delight, as we welcome both Berkshire and Hertfordshire into the fold. If you’re in the local area, we’ll set out how to book a course with us. We’ll also detail where you can find us in both counties, as well as showing off...

September 2019 News Roundup

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The nights are drawing in, the leaves are beginning to turn golden, and it’s just that bit nippier. It can only mean two things: a) autumn is here, and b) it’s time for another PassMeFast news roundup! Yes, as we reach the end of September, it’s time to take a look back at the top stories you may have missed in recent weeks. Firstly, we’ll take a look at new data revealing just how many new drivers lose their licence...

New DVSA Data Reveals Rising Pass Rates—But Fewer Tests

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of here at PassMeFast, it’s stats. That’s why, when the DVSA dropped a new set of figures just last week, we dived straight in. As a driving school, we homed in on the data relating to driving and theory test pass rates—and found some interesting tidbits. We thought we’d share what we’ve gleaned, so you can see what driving tests really look like right now. ① More people are sitting the theory...

August 2019 News Roundup

We’ve reached the end of another month—and what a glorious one it’s been! In between the start of the Premier League season, following England’s progress in the Ashes, and enjoying some well-earned R&R, we wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t find time to catch up with the month’s big driving news. Don’t fret, though! As always, the team here at PassMeFast has your back, and we’re here to provide all of August’s top stories. Firstly, we’ll take a look at...

July 2019 News Roundup

As we reach the end of July, the summer holidays are well and truly upon us. In the world of driving, though, there’s no time for R&R—there’s a whole month’s worth of news to catch up on! So, whether you’re heading abroad, sticking to a staycation or slogging through work, our news roundup is the perfect summer read. This month, we’ll start off by covering the long-awaited release of the 2018/19 driving test pass rates. After that, we’ll see why...

June 2019 News Roundup

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A big big hello from the PassMeFast Blog team! As we’re writing, the sun is finally shining down on our MediaCityUK offices. We’ve got no time to bask in the glorious weather, though—we’ve got a news roundup to bring to you! This month, we’ll start by bringing you news of a new noise camera, which the DfT is trialling over the coming months. Next, we’ll see what advice Highways England has to help drivers avoid breakdowns this summer. After that,...

May 2019 News Roundup

Welcome to our roundup of all the top motoring news from May 2019! It seems like only yesterday that spring was springing—and now, summer is just around the corner. But what did this month bring us? In this article, we’ll take a look at the top stories. We’ll start things off with a deep dive into the stats—first, data on the number of uninsured drivers from the DVLA, before looking at SMMT figures showing a fall in car manufacturing. After...

April 2019 News Roundup

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April has been a month when we basked in the sunshine and enjoyed a brief respite from constant Brexit drama. That’s given us time to explore some of the top stories from the world of motoring. If you’ve been a bit too busy relaxing to take a look, though, don’t worry. The PassMeFast team is here to provide you with the month’s biggest scoops in one quick article! We’ll start things off with a couple of announcements direct from the...