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Practical Test

When you’re learning to drive, all of the skills that you gain help you to build up to one thing: the practical test. For most learner drivers, this is, understandably, a nervous experience—after all, it’s the last thing standing between you and the open road. But remember: although the test is nerve-wracking, it’s far from impossible. In this section, we’ve compiled some handy tips and useful advice to help you stay positive, keep your focus, and gain an extra edge ready for your test. We’ll also provide you with the latest updates you need to know about all things related to practical tests—helping you stay prepared.

Can You Film a Driving Test?

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Dash cam usage is growing fast in the UK, with the AA estimating around a fifteen-fold increase in just four years. However, there are some conditions around where you can use them. One such instance concerns filming a driving test. There are plenty of reasons why you may wish to film your practical test, but not all of them are valid. In this article, we’ll take a look at the rules regarding filming your test, and explain what is and isn’t...

Driving Tests Restart Today

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Today, practical tests restart across England and Wales! This means that PassMeFast can start helping students to get their licence once more. With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, driving tests will still be slightly different. In this guide, we’ll walk through everything you need to know about practical tests restarting, including the safety measures you need to take. Driving tests restart: Your questions answered Where have practical tests restarted? Today’s...

New Pass Rate Data Out! Q3 2020/21 Stats Revealed

As of late, we’ve not had much news in the way of driving tests. That’s because the most recent national lockdown has put a stop to almost all testing across the country. However, the DVSA have just dropped some new statistics, giving us a glimpse of the most recent data available. We’re going to break down the figures and show you all the latest info! Oct–Dec 2020: Just under a quarter of a million practical tests The stats are out,...

Leicestershire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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We’re on the road again for another edition of our Essential Guide series! If you’re new here, this is where we introduce you to the UK’s driving test centres. Each article focuses on a different county, and today, we’re in Leicestershire. There are five test centres dotted about this East Midlands county, and plenty of info to dive into. So, whether you’re weighing up your options or just want more details on your centre of choice, we’ve got it all. Let’s get...

How Many Driving Tests Were Cancelled Because of COVID-19?

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We don’t need to tell you at this point that coronavirus has turned the world upside down. All of us can tell stories of how everyday life has changed, but it can sometimes be difficult to put a number on just how big the impact has been. In the field of driving tuition, for example, learners across the UK have had their plans put on hold. It hasn’t always been clear just how many—but now, we can look into the...

Hertfordshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

In our Essential Guide series, we’re taking you through the driving test centres of the UK, one county at a time. This means you can get all the important details about test centres in your local area, and find out which suits you best. In this guide, we’ll be reviewing the test centres of Hertfordshire. There are no fewer than six test centres across Hertfordshire, meaning that learners here have plenty to choose from. We’ll go through each of them, providing information...

Emergency Testing Returns — Are You Eligible?

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In the first lockdown, the only people able to pass their test were key workers. That’s because the DVSA made a limited number of emergency driving tests and theory tests available, with NHS and social care staff at the top of the list. This system ended when practical testing resumed for the general public in August. Since then, however, we’ve had two more lockdowns. Both of these have seen driving tests suspended nationwide—and yet, on neither occasion did the DVSA restart emergency...

Our Top Customer Reviews in December

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Season’s greetings PassMeFast readers! December is almost at a close and what a month it has been. PassMeFast HQ has been working around the clock to help learner drivers earn their full licence just in time for Christmas and the new year. (We’ve even just about managed to find the time to fit in a cheeky mince pie and glass of bubbly!) As you’d expect, we’ve got some great stories to share! We’re going to take a look at our...

6 Positive Outcomes of Failing the Driving Test

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Though it might not feel like it at the time, failing your practical test doesn’t have to be a total bummer. In fact, we can think of more than one positive to having a failed driving test under your belt! Get ready for a slew of silver linings as we explore 6 positive outcomes of failing the driving test. Let’s jump in! #1 You now know exactly what to expect We mention this point quite a lot on the blog,...

Our Top Customer Reviews in October

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! Here we are, almost at the end of yet another month. Time’s certainly been flying this year! Gone are the days of unpredictable heatwaves. Instead, icy winds and endless torrents of rain are here to stay. Though you might be content to start hibernating, there are countless of people still raring to get out and about. That’s right—we’re talking about a new group of learner drivers who have managed to get their hands on a full driving...