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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.

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...

Perfect Packages, a Last Minute Expiration and Flawless Finales—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From May!

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The month of May is drawing to a close and just like that we must bid farewell to bank holiday season. It’s not fair! Can you even imagine working more than one 5 day week in a row now?! Seems like a very unreasonable request, if you ask us. But, whether you like it or not, we have to—time waits for no man (or driving enthusiast). May also saw the arrival of some much needed sunshine. And the hasty departure...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in May

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In what seems like no time at all, we’ve officially reached the end of the month of May. With bank holidays at the start and end of the month, however, we certainly haven’t had much to complain about. Of course, whilst you might have been enjoying an extended weekend or two, there were some grafters out there who spent hours behind the wheel every single day—intent on shedding their learner driver status. Yep, that’s right, we’ve seen plenty of learners...

The DVSA is Cracking Down on Examiner Abuse: What You Should Know

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We know they may not be your favourite people, but spare a thought for driving examiners. They work to strict deadlines, have to go round and round the same few test routes day in, day out, and the people they’re accompanying often aren’t thrilled to be there. It’s certainly not for everyone! In recent years, they’ve also had to deal with an increase in abusive incidents. Figures released by the DVSA in 2017 revealed that cases of examiner abuse are...

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!

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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...