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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.

10 Tips to Help You Relax Before Your Driving Test

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While learning to drive can be a fun and rewarding experience, it’s not all rainbows and puppies. When the day of your practical test rolls around, the nerves are probably going to kick in. Be they mild, moderate, or severe (oh honey!), there are things you can do to relax before THE MOST IMPORTANT DRIVE OF YOUR LIFE. Just kidding! It’s really not that big of a deal. And, regardless, thinking of it like that will not help you to...

Eyesight for Driving: Can You See Well Enough?

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The DVLA and the police are cracking down on poor eyesight in drivers. If you’re learning to drive in the UK, you can expect not only to fail your practical test—almost before it starts—but also have your licence revoked if you are unable to prove sufficient eyesight for driving. And don’t get complacent once you pass: qualified drivers also risk losing their licence if shown to have inadequate vision. Avoid getting caught short by making sure you are aware of...

Clean Sheets, Unexpected Injuries and a 7 Day Superstar—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From April!

PassMeFast's top 5 pass photos April

Waving goodbye to April is always a little tough. The Easter bunny has packed up his basket of treats, the pride you felt about how many eggs you could consume in one sitting is now tinged with a sting of shame as you’re left traipsing an alarming number of boxes to the recycling, and your annoying pranks can no longer be passed off as charming April Fool’s antics. On the upside, spring is in full swing (give or take a...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in April

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It’s officially time to say goodbye to the month of April, and boy, has it flown by—what with the much-needed bank holidays and the scorching weather. Having to forgo a barbecue (and a rare chance of getting that killer tan) in favour of sitting behind the wheel of a car on these rare sunny days takes some commitment! Luckily, this is a quality that PassMeFast’s top learners have in spades. Yep, this month they cracked on with their lessons, and...

Are Auto Licences Becoming More Popular?

Since 1969, there have been separate licences for those passing their practical test in manual and automatic cars. A manual licence entitles you to drive vehicles of either transmission, while an auto licence restricts you to just one. With this in mind, most candidates opt for the manual test, giving them the widest range of options later on. However, as the number of automatic cars on our roads is higher than ever, it’s worth asking whether auto licences have become...

How To Make A Claim For A Driving Test Cancellation

In order to get their full driving licence, learners have to dedicate a lot of their time towards passing the theory and practical tests. From revising the intricacies of the theory test to spending up to 50 hours or more in professional driving lessons, learners certainly have their work cut out for them. That’s why it can be beyond infuriating when your theory or practical test ends up being cancelled by the DVSA. Fortunately, if you get a late driving...

South London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

South London Driving Test Centres

Welcome to another edition of our Essential Guide series! In this series of articles, we profile every test centre we cover across the UK. Here, we’ll take a look at the test centres across South London. This region stretches from Surbiton in the west to Orpington in the east, with its six boroughs being home to more than 1.6 million people. Those living here have five driving test centres to choose from—so, let’s find out some more about each of them. Test Centres...

How Much Does It Cost To Learn To Drive?

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Once you’ve got your provisional licence in hand, it’s officially time for you to start your journey towards getting your full driving licence. One of the biggest factors you need to consider when starting out, however, is how much it will cost to learn to drive. There are two main approaches to learning to drive: taking hourly lessons or taking an intensive (or semi-intensive) course. Your choice will have a big impact on how much it will cost you to...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in March

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Though it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the end of February, here we are again, coming to the end of another month. This time, we’re waving goodbye to March and the temperamental weather that came with it. Before you start looking ahead to bank holiday weekends and promises of sunshine, we’d like you to join us in congratulating our latest batch of newly qualified drivers. We’ve managed to narrow down our list to five top success stories which...

Sat Nav Success, Getting Back On That Horse And The Return Of The Selfie King—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From March!

March top pass photos collage

Hear that? That’s the sound of scarves being cast off, sunglasses being donned and birds chirping because spring is finally here! The PassMeFast team could not be happier about it. Along with bright early mornings and a bit of extra pep in your step, this season provides the motivation to get your life in order and have a bit of a tidy up. So, make like Marie Kondo and have a good spring clean! It doesn’t have to involve the...