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On the Road

When you’re planning a trip, it’s always good to have a detailed knowledge of the local roads. Armed with this knowledge, you can avoid any trouble spots and focus on scenic routes that offer you the best possible driving experience. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated section aiming to help you discern the best and worst roads not only here in the UK, but further afield, too. From safety tips you can’t afford to miss through to the histories of some of our favourite roads, you’ll find it all here.

Snake Pass: Iconic Roads of Britain

As the old adage goes, it’s not the destination that matters, but the journey. It’s for this reason that so many of Britain’s roads have attained iconic status in and of themselves. One of the most notable such routes is the Snake Pass. Traversing the Pennines between the northern cities of Manchester and Sheffield, the Snake Pass inspires admiration and trepidation in equal measures. In this guide, we’ll travel this famous road from end to end, enjoying breathtaking scenery and learning...

A Look at Driving Tests in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest continent by area, and is home to more than half the global population. It’s also got a rather large number of cars: over half a billion of them, to be precise. This means that tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people take to the vast Asian road network every day. That’s why learning more about driving tests in Asia is so fascinating. In a continent as diverse as Asia, you’d likely expect some variation in driving...

A Look at Driving Tests in Africa

Driving Tests in Africa

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, stretching all the way from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope. This gives African drivers a huge amount to explore—but how do they go about getting on the road? In this article, we’ll explore the reality of driving tests in Africa, and check out what the process of learning to drive is really like for the continent’s 1.2 billion people. Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritius Sierra Leone Egypt Mozambique South...

Top 10: Britain’s Most Dangerous Roads

Top 10: Britain's Most Dangerous Roads

Britain certainly has its fair share of scenic routes—from the Snake Pass to the Black Mountain Pass—often inspiring an epic road trip or two for newly qualified drivers and veteran drivers alike. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows with the UK’s roads. We’ve also got our fair share of dangerous routes, with some attracting a high number of accidents and fatalities each year. With that in mind, we set out to find Britain’s most dangerous roads. Using official statistics and...

Driving on Holiday: What You Need to Know

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There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road and exploring a new destination with the freedom and convenience of a trusty automobile. That’s probably why us Brits love a good road trip. With summer soon coming to an end, now is the perfect time to squeeze in a last minute jaunt abroad. Will you be winding through the quaint villages of southern France? Or cruising down Route 66 in a convertible? Both sound pretty good to us right now! If...

A Look at Driving Tests in Europe

Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’ve written enough on the UK driving test to fill a short novella. With the summer holidays here, though, we find our minds wandering away from our island’s shores and towards the continent. What are driving tests in Europe really like? In this article, we’ll compare what the process of learning to drive looks like across several European countries. You might find yourself wishing you could up sticks—or maybe thanking your lucky stars that you...

Driving Around The World: Cities with the Worst Road Conditions

Red car on map of South Asia

We all know us Brits like to have a good moan about something every now and then. One of the most reliable sources for our gripes is the experience of driving on Britain’s roads. But maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to complain. In an effort to create a more positive attitude for the new year, let’s get a little bit of perspective on things. We may be dealing with potholes, potty-mouths and parking nightmares, but some city-dwellers face cattle,...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at this time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights might be on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than any other means of transport, a car gives you the...

Differences Between Driving in Europe and the UK

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If you’re used to driving in Europe, coming to the UK in a car can seem like a daunting experience. You might have heard that there’s a completely different driving culture to get to grips with when you arrive here, for instance, or that there’s tonnes of legislation that you’ll need to sift through. It needn’t be difficult though—we’ve detailed all the major differences between driving in Europe and the UK in this helpful guide. General precautions and major differences...