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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.

Our Top Customer Reviews in August

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! We’ve reached your favourite time of the month yet again. August is officially coming to a close and what a month it has been. The driving test booking system is now available to the general public and PassMeFast has never been busier! Though it’s certainly difficult to only pick out a handful of learners from the many that have passed this month, we’ve just about managed it. Yep, that’s right—we’ve compiled our top five customer reviews from...

Chaos at the DVSA: Test Booking System Queues Leave Learners Furious

When the DVSA announced the reopening of the driving test booking service late last week, learners around the UK rejoiced. Finally, this was their chance to get on the road after many long months in lockdown. As is so often the case, however, the expectation fell far short of the reality, leaving learners incensed. With two botched attempts at reopening the system now behind us, we take a look at what went wrong for the DVSA in the last week....

Can You Refuse A Driving Test Examiner?

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Given how much time, effort and money goes into learning to drive, it can be incredibly disheartening to end up failing the driving test. It’s usually down to a bad case of test day nerves, or the return of a bad habit. Some learners, however, place the blame directly on their driving test examiner. With examiners being assigned to tests at random, however, there’s a good chance you might end up with the same one for your retest. You may,...

Our Top Customer Reviews in July

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! It’s been a turbulent few months, so we’ve not had much of a chance to properly look at our favourite customer reviews. PassMeFast has been keeping itself strong, however, by helping key workers across the UK get their hands on a full driving licence. Now that we’re back, we’ve got a ton of inspiring pass stories to share! If you’ve been pining for our top reviews and success stories, feast your eyes on our top customer reviews...

DVSA Answers Instructors’ Questions on Return to Testing

Driving lessons are now going ahead across England, and the resumption of practical testing is in sight. With this in mind, many of us have questions about how driving tuition will operate in the coming months. Who better to ask, then, than the body that oversees all lessons and tests: the DVSA? A recent Q&A session arranged by NASP, an association representing three-quarters of Britain’s driving instructors, saw many of the most burning questions put to senior members of the...

2019/20 Driving Test Pass Rates Revealed!

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If months of lockdown have left you yearning for the open road, then you’re not alone. Since March, theory and practical tests have been suspended for most learners. Fortunately, though, that’s soon set to change, with testing set to resume within just weeks! So, what better time then for a dose of driving inspo? Yep, right on cue, the DVSA have announced the pass rates for 2019/20! Let’s take a look and see how last year’s learners got on with...

Berkshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Welcome to this instalment of PassMeFast’s Essential Guides! In this series, we’re working our way around the UK county-by-county, introducing every test centre in the country. This time, we’re focusing on the driving test centres in Berkshire. There are three different test centres for learners to choose from here: Newbury in the west, Slough in the east, and Reading in the middle of the county. We’ll give you advice on what to expect when attending any of these test centres, plus...

Essex Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

In our Essential Guide series, we travel the length and breadth of the UK, introducing you to every driving test centre, one county at a time. In this guide, we’ll be focusing on the Essex driving test centres. There’s plenty of choice for learners in this county, from those living closer to London in the west through to those on the Essex coast. So, join us as we explore all eight of the Essex driving test centres—or use our handy menu...