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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.

What Does the January 2021 Lockdown Mean for Driving Courses?

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The news we all dreaded has finally come to pass. Following announcements by Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson on January 4th, all UK nations are now under lockdown once more. With restrictions on all areas of daily life, what will the impact be on driving courses? Here’s a close look at the status of driving lessons, theory tests and practical tests under the new lockdown. Driving lessons Under official guidance from GOV.UK, driving lessons may not go ahead in England. This...

PassMeFast: 2020 Year in Review

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2020 is a year that many of us may be pleased to see the back of, with unprecedented disruption to everyday life now the norm. Nonetheless, we here at PassMeFast are taking a moment to look back on some of the positives of the year with our annual review. Join us as we show that not everything in 2020 was doom and gloom (really!)....

December 2020 News Roundup

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Welcome to the final news roundup of 2020! Before you get stuck into your New Year’s Eve celebrations, take a moment to look back on this month’s top stories. We’re featuring the latest quarterly pass rates from the DVSA, news of a potential new charge for drivers in London, an increase in BEV sales, and the year’s top personalised registration searches. We’ll round things off, as always, with a monthly Highway Code tip. Pass rates revealed for July to September...

Season’s Greetings from PassMeFast

On behalf of the PassMeFast team, I’d like to wish all of our readers a happy and peaceful Christmas. Wherever and however you’re spending the holidays, we hope that you’re able to take a well-earned break after the whirlwind year we’ve all had. Though 2020 may have been unprecedented in many ways, we’re sticking to tradition with this Christmas post. Today, we’re raising a glass to all of our learners—those who passed with us this year, and those who are...

Is My Driving Test Centre Waiting Room Open?

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Due to the national lockdowns in force across the UK, driving test centres are currently closed. We will update this article with the latest information when centres reopen. In a world before COVID, it was standard to spend a few minutes before your practical waiting in your local test centre. This meant you had time for a short breather or a pep talk from your instructor before getting behind the wheel. However, safety concerns mean that many learners have had...

BREAKING: New Tier-Based Rules Announced For Driving Lessons and Tests in England

Jan 2021 update: The government has since introduced tier 4. In these areas all driving lessons and tests are suspended. Late yesterday evening, the DVSA finally provided the news that learners, instructors and driving schools across the country have been waiting for: how the tier system will impact driving lessons and tests. Here’s the latest guidelines summarised in a handy (yet very last minute!) tweet from the government body: ?From 2 December, in tier 1, 2 or 3 in England:...

What Does the End of Lockdown Mean for Driving Lessons and Tests in England?

Driving lessons and tests in England have been on hold for the last 4 weeks, as the country endures its second lockdown. This blanket shutdown comes to an end just after midnight on Wednesday, December 2nd. So, does this mean driving lessons and tests can then resume across England? Here’s what we currently know… What the DVSA has said According to the DVSA website, in guidelines that were released soon after the lockdown was announced: ” You should not carry...

More Time to Save! Offer Extended Until Cyber Monday!

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Missed out on our Black Friday offer? Worried you wouldn’t be able to save on your driving course? We’ve come to the rescue! Our 10% off deal is now available until midnight on Monday, giving you extra time to bag a bargain. Read on to see how to take advantage of this amazing discount! Save up to £140 It’s not too late to get your hands on our biggest discount of 2020. Here’s what you need to do to save on your...

November 2020 News Roundup

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Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the PassMeFast news roundup. This month, we’ll start with the topic on everyone’s lips—the end of lockdown—and see what it means for drivers. Other big stories this month include the 2030 ban on diesel and petrol cars, the revelation of the UK’s most expensive city for car insurance, and a potential pilot scheme for driving tests in supermarkets. As always, we’ll finish with our Highway Code tip of the month. Let’s get to...

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....