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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.

Our Top Customer Reviews in October

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Here we are again, almost at the end of another month. Halloween is upon us, which means we’re that much closer to Christmas! With that, however, comes the arrival of colder weather. It’s understandable that many of us may wish to bolt the doors and hibernate until summer. However, one group was more than happy to get out and about (albeit in a car). Who were this plucky bunch? None other than this month’s happy new drivers,...

Driving Myths Busted: You’ll Fail Your Test If You Stall

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Even the mere mention of the world stalling is enough to strike fear in the heart of many a learner driver. Everyone’s done it at least once or twice, but absolutely no one feels good about it. Stalling is nerve-wracking, embarrassing and, for that split second of engine silence, makes you feel as if you have no control over the car. When it comes to learner driver fears, then, the real doozy is the the idea of stalling during the...

DVSA To Introduce Driving Test App For Examiners

The driving test is constantly undergoing changes and improvements to ensure learner drivers become the safest drivers they can possibly be. From the 2017 changes that brought in the pulling up on the right manoeuvre and sat nav driving, to the introduction of motorway driving to lessons, the DVSA is completely focused on increasing road safety. They’re also intent on simplifying the process of the driving test—both for learners and examiners—which is why they’re introducing a driving test app for...

Driving Examiners Have A Fail Quota: True Or False?

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The driving test is one of the most important moments in many people’s lives. As such, plenty of myths have sprung up around it. One of the most common is that driving examiners have a pass or fail quota. It’s a common excuse trotted out by those whose test doesn’t go to plan—but does it have any grounding in reality? Here at PassMeFast, we’re here to debunk and driving test-related mysteries and provide learners with clarity. That’s why we’ve set...

What Happens If You Get Stuck In Traffic On The Driving Test?

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Concerned about what’ll happen if you get stuck in traffic during your driving test? Well, let us clear things up: you’ll get an immediate fail and be banned from the roads for life. Juuust kidding! But, seriously, you’d be surprised how many learners worry about this. When it comes to rush hour tests and the prospect of getting stuck in heavy traffic, the driving myths are ten a penny. The truth is out there, as they say, but it can...

Can My Examiner Stop The Driving Test Early?

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When we’re preparing for a particularly important moment in our lives, it’s natural to think about what could go wrong. In few circumstances is this more apt than in the driving test. Now, it’s unlikely that any of the worst case scenarios racing through your mind will actually come to pass. Nonetheless, you may still worry about what may happen if things go south. For example, can an examiner stop the driving test early? The answer to this question is...

Our Top Customer Reviews in September

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! The month of September is officially over—boy, it certainly flew by! Holidays are officially over (sob) and school’s back. At least those enjoying freshers’ week got to revel in a bit of a heatwave. We certainly hope that’s not the last we’ll see of the good weather—we’re just not ready for weeks of endless torrential rain. Though you might have found yourself too preoccupied to do much this month, the same can’t be said for some of...

How Many People Pass with Zero Minors?

In the run-up to the practical test, many learners worry about things going wrong. After all, fewer than half get their licence the first time around! Some people, however, are lucky enough to experience the opposite: a faultless test. It’s every learner’s dream—but how many people really pass with zero minors? Well, wonder no longer. We here at PassMeFast have gone through the stats and are ready to report just how likely it is to pass with zero minors. We’ll...

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...

Why Are Driving Test Pass Rates Higher at Some Test Centres? 5 Reasons

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As night follows day, the release of any new data from the DVSA precipitates a flood of local news articles. “This is the easiest place to pass in Essex!”, “Find out which test centre has the worst pass rates in Scotland!” …and so on. The point is that while it’s easy to tell where candidates are most likely to pass, none of these articles dig into why that’s the case. Enter PassMeFast. As usual, we’re here to dig into the stats...