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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.

What Are The Manoeuvres In The Driving Test?

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Taking the driving test is one of the most nerve-wracking things a learner driver can do—after getting behind the wheel for the first time, of course! One of the areas that has learners sweating the most, however, is driving test manoeuvres. It’s understandable—one wrong move and you could end up with a serious fault! One of the best ways to avoid this kind of situation, however, is preparation. So, if you’re not entirely familiar with all of the driving test...

A Look at Driving Tests in Asia

Asia is the world’s largest continent by area, and is home to more than half the global population. It’s also got a rather large number of cars: over half a billion of them, to be precise. This means that tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people take to the vast Asian road network every day. That’s why learning more about driving tests in Asia is so fascinating. In a continent as diverse as Asia, you’d likely expect some variation in driving...

West London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

West London Driving Test Centres

In the seven boroughs of West London, you’ll find everything from Wembley Stadium to Heathrow Airport. In this article, though, we’ve got a rather different set of destinations in mind. Yes, in this article, we’ll be providing a whistle-stop tour of the eight West London driving test centres. They may not be quite as picturesque as Kew Gardens, but they’re definitely worth a closer look for any learner serious about passing. Read on to learn more about your local centre! Test Centres Greenford...

Courses Cut Short, Fast-Tracking Fiends and Some Major Multitasking—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From June!

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Howdy driving fans! Good on you for carving out the time to check in with the latest instalment of our top pass photos of the month, especially when you could be out enjoying all of that sunshine. We sure hope we’re not disrupting your tanning schedule. Just kidding! The only tan you’re getting right now must be from a bottle, because we’re in the midst of another classic British summer. Despite promises that a record-breaking heatwave is just around the...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in June

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! We’ve finally reached the end of the month of June and we’ve certainly got plenty to look forward to in the coming months—the hot weather is slowly approaching and the summer holidays aren’t far away now. Of course, while you were busy planning your future Insta-perfect vacation, a certain group of people were busy pouring their blood, sweat and tears into learning to drive. Yep, that’s right! PassMeFast saw plenty of outstanding learners fly through their driving...

Driving Test Pass Rates: Map by County

From the city to the country, the mountains to the coast, and from north to south, where we live shapes us. This is certainly true when it comes to motoring. We’ve seen countless times how learners face contrasting journeys to passing when they live just a few miles apart. Relying on anecdotes, though, wasn’t enough. That’s why we created a pass rates map, allowing us to visualise these differences easily. Keep reading to see how pass rates looked in your county,...

When’s the Best Time of Year to Take Your Driving Test?

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When it comes to passing the driving test, there are countless factors that can play into the likelihood of success—from how many lessons you’ve taken to how much practise you’ve had outside of lessons to how prepared you are for your big day. Whilst we believe that good results are entirely down to the individual learner, we do understand that some learners like to look at what other factors might increase their chances of passing. A popular query that many...

Guaranteed Pass: Too Good to Be True?

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At the end of every learner driver’s journey, there’s one final obstacle to overcome before finally getting your licence: the driving test. Unlike any other test you’ll have sat before, the driving test’s ability to turn even the most confident learner’s brain to mush is infamous. But what if there was a way of defending yourself against the peril of failing? What if there was a guaranteed pass? As it so happens, there are plenty of companies out there offering...

Parent of a Learner Driver? Here’s What You Need To Know

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With so many teenagers opting to start learning to drive as soon as they get their hands on their provisional licence, it’s not surprising to find that some parents feel like they’ve been thrown in at the deep end. As a parent of a learner driver, you’ve probably got dozens of questions on your mind. You might be wondering if you’re supposed to teach them yourself—and if you’re actually allowed to—or simply figuring out where you can find a good...

From Motorbike to Car: Advice for Learners

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We talk a lot about how to get from A to B here on the PassMeFast Blog. Today, we’ll be doing just that, though in a slightly different context. That’s because we’re discussing the journey from category A to category B licences—or, in other words, from motorbike to car. In this article, we’ll take a look at what motorcycle licence-holders will need to consider when learning to drive a car. We’ll see if there are any differences in the process...