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.

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...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in April

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With all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently, it seems spring has officially sprung! Before it disappears for another year (sob), what better way to celebrate than by congratulating our latest crop of qualified drivers?! April’s been a busy month here at PassMeFast—we’re not sure if you’ve heard, but we recently launched in Derbyshire. Yep, we just couldn’t resist those rolling hills and quaint historical towns! Keep an eye on the blog to see where we might be...

Pass Story: From Beginner to Driver in 7 Days

Here at PassMeFast, we like to help people get their licence quickly. After all, it’s in our name! Some readers, however, might question exactly how fast PassMeFast is. One pupil who proves just how fast is Daniel, who came to us as a beginner—and passed in seven days. We got in contact with Daniel to get a bit more info about why he chose PassMeFast. Read on to learn more about his story! Why Daniel chose PassMeFast Many of PassMeFast’s learners came to us...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in March

Pass Photos March 2018

Here at PassMeFast we’ve helped numerous people gain their licence and get out on the open road as qualified drivers. Even though we’ve been busy preparing our latest launch—hello Lancashire!—we thought it would be nice to take the time to scroll through our latest pass photos and pick out a few favourites. No sign of any horror stories here, just lots of beaming faces! With multiple learners getting the green light every week, it’s sadly not possible to give a...

March 2018: News Roundup

As March 2018 draws to a close, the team here at the PassMeFast blog are taking a look back at all the biggest driving news that’s hit the headlines this month. We’ll be covering the passes, the fails, the good and the bad—in short, everything about driving! Let’s get this show on the road. PassMeFast comes to Lancashire We hope you’ll allow us to start off this month’s roundup with a little self-reflection. This month saw some very exciting news...

East Yorkshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Here at PassMeFast, we understand how important it can be for learners to know the area where they’ll be taking their driving test. It’s for this reason that we launched our series of essential guides to local test centres. This series features guides to Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. We’re not stopping there, though. Today, we look in detail at the East Yorkshire driving test centres. Though there may only be two test centres to cover here, there’s certainly...

What’s the Average Number of Attempts It Takes to Pass the Driving Test?

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Not everyone will be lucky enough to pass their test the first time around. In fact, according to the DVSA, less than half of us do! The average pass rate in 2016/17 was 47.1%. Many factors can determine whether you pass first time, and it doesn’t necessarily reflect your level of driving ability. Nerves, unpredictable circumstances and silly mistakes can all get in the way of perfectly capable drivers passing first time. Failing a driving test is disappointing, sure, but it’s...

Will My Driving Test Go Ahead In The Snow?

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Driving tests are difficult and nerve-wracking enough without the pain of wondering if they’re actually going to go ahead. Unfortunately, if you’re taking your test in the middle of winter, snowy conditions can often result in unsafe conditions for practical tests. When this happens, the DVSA are likely to cancel test appointments. This can, understandably, leave learners nervous as to whether their test will go ahead. You might even be questioning whether it’s safe to take your test. If this...

Driving Test Faults Explained

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Failing your practical driving test is a natural concern that crosses every learner’s mind. At PassMeFast, we’d like to make the process as smooth as possible for you, and put an end to any niggling worries you might be having. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the different types of fault that examiners may be looking out for on your test. Our theory is: once you know exactly what not to do, it should be easier to focus...