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.

West Midlands Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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The West Midlands is one of the UK’s largest counties, with a population of close to three million people. It’s little wonder, then, that there are plenty of driving test centres here to serve the county’s many budding drivers. In this Essential Guide, we’ll take a look at all thirteen of the West Midlands driving test centres, providing useful information on each of them, and helping you to find the right one for you. Test Centres Birmingham (Cocks Moors Woods) Birmingham...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in December

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We made it to December! The end of the year is nigh, so let’s round it off in the best possible way—by celebrating our lovely learners. We’ll let you into a little behind-the-scenes PassMeFast secret: we’re actually writing this before Christmas day. So, excuse us if we’re even more excitable than usual. It’s just that it’s the most wonderful time of the year! A lot of people get to December and decide to take things slow and settle into the laid-back...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in December

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Greetings learner drivers and motoring enthusiasts. We have now officially hit the end of December. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas break—eating as many mince pies as possible and washing them down with your drink of choice (we certainly did!). It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another year! As we say goodbye to 2018, we’re going to take a look at the learners who gifted themselves a full driving licence by passing their test in December....

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in November

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Greetings learner drivers and motoring enthusiasts. We have now officially hit the end of November. You know what that means… we’re mere days away from decking the halls and digging out the Christmas tree. We can just hear the Christmas carolling already! Whilst you’ve been busy trying to get ahead with your presents—or dreading the mere thought of it—we’ve helped countless learners to pass their driving tests across the UK. Yes, even the bitter weather and the approach of impending...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in November

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Fizz, boom, pop—November is here! Or rather, November has been and (almost) gone. We hope yours has been filled with fireworks, fuzzy socks and festive treats. Ours certainly has! Luckily, consuming one too many pumpkin spice lattes did not stop us from keeping track of all the amazing learners who passed their test this month. Yes, the PMF alumni community continues to grow as more skilled drivers get the DVSA stamp of approval. As always, it hasn’t been easy, but...

Are You More Likely to Pass Your Driving Test on Your Second Attempt?

All learner drivers are different. Some pass their driving test the first time around and others need a few more attempts to get it right. While we’d love to see every learner pass straight away, this sadly isn’t possible. If you’re unfortunate enough to have failed on your first attempt, however, you’re not in the minority. The average pass rate for first timers was 46.7% for 2017/18, according to the DVSA. That’s less than half of all learners! So, if you...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in October

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We know what you’re thinking: how is it the end of another month already?! Seems like only yesterday we were complaining about the heat and now there are Christmas decorations popping up left, right and centre! The nights may be drawing in and it’s a little frosty outside, but we’ve got something that’ll warm your heart and lift your spirits—our top 5 pass photos from October! Yes, our amazing learners have been impressing driving examiners all month and we’ve got...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in October

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Hello learner drivers and motoring enthusiasts! We’ve finally hit the end of October—we hope you had a spooky and enjoyable Halloween. With the clocks having turned back, the mornings might not be as dark—but they’re certainly colder. Whilst you might be reluctant to get out of your warm bed, the icy cold winds haven’t stopped learner drivers from passing their tests across the UK. To celebrate this month’s top newly qualified drivers, we’ve compiled our top 5 customer reviews in...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in September

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Greetings learner drivers and driving enthusiasts! It’s officially the end of September. You know what that means—we’re waving goodbye to summer and saying hello to autumn. Dreading the dark mornings? Hate the idea of taking driving lessons in the freezing cold? It’s not the end of the world—learners are still passing their test, despite the turn in the weather. In fact, autumn and winter can be the best time of year to learn to drive. Both seasons provide learners with...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in September

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We’ve reached the end of another month and, with this one, another season. Yes, it’s time to wave goodbye to summer (sob) and say hello to autumn! Don’t fret, though—it’s not all dark mornings and plummeting temperatures. In fact, if you think about it, this time of year provides the exact conditions under which us Brits are designed to thrive. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold and the sun still makes the odd appearance! Plus, who doesn’t love...