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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.

Driving Test Pass Rates Revealed: How UK’s Learners Performed in Q2 2021/22

DVSA Pass Rates Revealed: July-September 2021

If you’re learning to drive (or simply just a sucker for stats), it’s the perfect day for a spot of light reading. Why? Because new driving test stats just dropped! Today we’ll learn the theory and practical driving test pass rates from July–September 2021. Buckled up? Let’s get going… The latest practical driving test figures The DVSA has revealed that 401,365 driving tests were taken between July and September 2021. This sounds like a mahoosive number and is the highest...

UK Driving Test: Show Me, Tell Me Questions — Everything You Need to Know

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Many people become so preoccupied with the primary parts of the practical test—the independent driving and the manoeuvres—that they forget an equally important component: the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. While you can’t fail the practical test by answering a ‘show me’ or ‘tell me’ question incorrectly, it’s still important that you know them back to front, inside out. Your instructor is sure to go over these questions with you, but having a solid knowledge of them prior to this...

DVSA Driving Test Examiner Strike: Everything You Need To Know

LATEST UPDATE (12:10 18/10/2021) The DVSA test examiner strike originally scheduled for 11th–12th October was pushed back to 18th–19th October. Now the DVSA has announced the strikes are suspended indefinitely as discussions continue. Here’s the latest official statement from the DVSA: The Public and Commercial Service (PCS) has agreed to suspend industrial action while talks continue. This means there will be no industrial action on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October 2021 and action short of strike (work to rule)...

Will I Fail My Driving Test If I Cross My Hands?

Your instructor’s told you it’s a no-no, but you’re still not sure why. Your sister’s best friend does it, but she doesn’t have to prove herself to anyone. Crossing your hands on the steering wheel is one of those topics that leaves a lot of learners confused. Is it allowed? Will crossing your hands result in an instant fail on the driving test? Does anyone, including your future examiner, even know the rules? Well, we love to be the bearer...

Can You Film a Driving Test?

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Dash cam usage is growing fast in the UK, with the AA estimating around a fifteen-fold increase in just four years. However, there are some conditions around where you can use them. One such instance concerns filming a driving test. There are plenty of reasons why you may wish to film your practical test, but not all of them are valid. In this article, we’ll take a look at the rules regarding filming your test, and explain what is and isn’t...

Driving Tests Restart Today

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Today, practical tests restart across England and Wales! This means that PassMeFast can start helping students to get their licence once more. With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, driving tests will still be slightly different. In this guide, we’ll walk through everything you need to know about practical tests restarting, including the safety measures you need to take. Driving tests restart: Your questions answered Where have practical tests restarted? Today’s...

New Pass Rate Data Out! Q3 2020/21 Stats Revealed

As of late, we’ve not had much news in the way of driving tests. That’s because the most recent national lockdown has put a stop to almost all testing across the country. However, the DVSA have just dropped some new statistics, giving us a glimpse of the most recent data available. We’re going to break down the figures and show you all the latest info! Oct–Dec 2020: Just under a quarter of a million practical tests The stats are out,...

Leicestershire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Leicestershire driving test centres

We’re on the road again for another edition of our Essential Guide series! If you’re new here, this is where we introduce you to the UK’s driving test centres. Each article focuses on a different county, and today, we’re in Leicestershire. There are five test centres dotted about this East Midlands county, and plenty of info to dive into. So, whether you’re weighing up your options or just want more details on your centre of choice, we’ve got it all. Let’s get...

How Many Driving Tests Were Cancelled Because of COVID-19?

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We don’t need to tell you at this point that coronavirus has turned the world upside down. All of us can tell stories of how everyday life has changed, but it can sometimes be difficult to put a number on just how big the impact has been. In the field of driving tuition, for example, learners across the UK have had their plans put on hold. It hasn’t always been clear just how many—but now, we can look into the...

Hertfordshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

In our Essential Guide series, we’re taking you through the driving test centres of the UK, one county at a time. This means you can get all the important details about test centres in your local area, and find out which suits you best. In this guide, we’ll be reviewing the test centres of Hertfordshire. There are no fewer than six test centres across Hertfordshire, meaning that learners here have plenty to choose from. We’ll go through each of them, providing information...