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.

The Driving Test Timing Study: Everything You Need To Know

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You can count on PassMeFast to always have our eyes and ears acutely attuned to the driving grapevine. Not much happens in the world of cars and tests without us knowing about it! These past few days, we’ve been hearing rumours that are soon to become reality: there’s going to be an official study of driving test timings. Yes, the DVSA is sending out their most observant employees to measure whether the December 2017 changes have affected the time it...

Derbyshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’re working our way around the UK to bring you useful information on the practical test centres in each county. Our handy guides will provide you with details on the local area, potential test routes, access information and more. In this guide, we’ll be focusing on the Derbyshire driving test centres. With just three test centres to choose from in Derbyshire, learners have a clear-cut choice here: Buxton, Chesterfield or Derby (Alvaston). Read on for the...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in June

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PassMeFast has helped hundreds of learner drivers across the UK ditch the L plates and get on the road in the space of weeks or even days—and this month was no different. The sun might have been scorching, but that certainly didn’t stop PassMeFast learners from getting on the road! We’ve had a number of great students pass this June. So, if you’re not sure if PassMeFast would be the right fit or you think we’re over-hyped, we’re sure our...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in June

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Summer 2018 is certainly proving the naysayers wrong. The sun is showing no sign of leaving the sky and England are showing no sign of dropping out of the World Cup! Yep, the month of June has been pretty sweet. On top of all that, the PassMeFast learners continue to impress us with their positive attitudes and ability to master new skills. We’ve dragged ourselves away from the football long enough to have a look through all of our latest...

Lancashire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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Here at PassMeFast, we kicked off 2018 with a bang by launching in Lancashire. With courses stretching across the length and breadth of this historic county, we’ve already helped plenty of learners here to ditch the L plates and get their full UK driving licence. If you’ve still got your provisional, though, you may be looking into taking your test in Lancashire. There are six different Lancashire driving test centres for you to choose between, evenly distributed across the county....

Merseyside Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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Here at PassMeFast, we’re compiling Essential Guides to the test centres in each county we cover. In this article, we’ll be covering the seven Merseyside driving test centres. Anchored around the historic city of Liverpool, this county has plenty to discover, from Southport to St Helens and from Hoylake to Huyton. And here at PassMeFast, we firmly believe that the best way to explore it all is by car (obviously!). Of course, being able to drive around Merseyside means getting your...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in May

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Last month we were a tad pessimistic about how long this lovely sunshine would last—how wrong were we?! With the sun still shining, spirits are high over here at PassMeFast HQ. Yep, we’ve got a spring in our step (plus a slightly sunburnt nose) and another batch of pass photos to peruse. We’ve met some amazing people this month, all with different driving journeys and great stories to tell. To allow you some more time in the sun, we’ve narrowed...

Review: Fetch a Test

With long driving test waiting times an unfortunate reality, it’s understandable that many learners seek to get ahead of the game. One tool that aims to help them out is Fetch. With Fetch, getting an earlier test is as simple as entering your details and waiting for a text. At least, that’s the theory—but how does it work in practice? Here at PassMeFast, we decided to check out Fetch for ourselves. Would it really help us to find an earlier test? Read...

North Yorkshire Driving Test Centres: Your Ultimate Guide

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Not only is North Yorkshire England’s largest county, but it’s also one of its most picturesque. This provides plenty of reasons to inspire the people of Yorkshire to get out on the roads and explore everything the county has to offer. Before you can set off on your road trip, however, you’ll need to get your driving licence—and that means taking your test. In this article, we’ll run through all eight test centres in North Yorkshire, helping you to decide...

Cheshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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PassMeFast are proud to cover millions of learner drivers across the UK. Over time, we’ve grown from our MediaCityUK base to counties across the length and breadth of Britain. Amongst them is the picturesque county of Cheshire, which lies close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester, yet retains a distinct character all its own. With attractions as diverse as Chester’s zoo and Roman walls, stately homes such as Tatton Hall and the Jodrell Bank Observatory, there’s a wealth of...