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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.

How To Make A Claim For A Driving Test Cancellation

In order to get their full driving licence, learners have to dedicate a lot of their time towards passing the theory and practical tests. From revising the intricacies of the theory test to spending up to 50 hours or more in professional driving lessons, learners certainly have their work cut out for them. That’s why it can be beyond infuriating when your theory or practical test ends up being cancelled by the DVSA. Fortunately, if you get a late driving...

South London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

South London Driving Test Centres

Welcome to another edition of our Essential Guide series! In this series of articles, we profile every test centre we cover across the UK. Here, we’ll take a look at the test centres across South London. This region stretches from Surbiton in the west to Orpington in the east, with its six boroughs being home to more than 1.6 million people. Those living here have five driving test centres to choose from—so, let’s find out some more about each of them. Test Centres...

How Much Does It Cost To Learn To Drive?

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Once you’ve got your provisional licence in hand, it’s officially time for you to start your journey towards getting your full driving licence. One of the biggest factors you need to consider when starting out, however, is how much it will cost to learn to drive. There are two main approaches to learning to drive: taking hourly lessons or taking an intensive (or semi-intensive) course. Your choice will have a big impact on how much it will cost you to...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in March

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Though it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the end of February, here we are again, coming to the end of another month. This time, we’re waving goodbye to March and the temperamental weather that came with it. Before you start looking ahead to bank holiday weekends and promises of sunshine, we’d like you to join us in congratulating our latest batch of newly qualified drivers. We’ve managed to narrow down our list to five top success stories which...

Sat Nav Success, Getting Back On That Horse And The Return Of The Selfie King—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From March!

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Hear that? That’s the sound of scarves being cast off, sunglasses being donned and birds chirping because spring is finally here! The PassMeFast team could not be happier about it. Along with bright early mornings and a bit of extra pep in your step, this season provides the motivation to get your life in order and have a bit of a tidy up. So, make like Marie Kondo and have a good spring clean! It doesn’t have to involve the...

East London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

East London Driving Test Centres

Spanning an area from Sydenham to South Ockendon, there’s plenty to see here in East London. If you’re preparing to take your driving test, though, the venues you’ll have in mind are the ten East London driving test centres. In this Essential Guide, we’ll give you the lowdown on all of them, helping you to make an informed decision on where to head. You’ll also get useful stats and info on your chosen test centre, including everything from likely test routes to...

Transatlantic Success, Football Foes and Fresh Starts—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From February!

Collage of February's top pass photos

February may be firmly in the rear view mirror, but we’d like to take a quick moment to look back at some of our personal highlights. The learners at PassMeFast have been working hard and we’ve seen an impressive number of people graduate to become fully qualified drivers. Indulge us as we take the time to show you our top 5 pass photos from February, won’t you? They’re sure to inspire you to work on your own driving skills. Enjoy!...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in February

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It’s that time of the month again—would you believe it? Yes, we’ve hit the end of February. It feels like we’re just flying through the months. We’ve certainly not got much to complain about. We’ve said goodbye to the cold weather (for now!) and have more than welcomed the recent sunny spells. Some people, however, have been celebrating more than just the good weather this month. We’re talking, of course, about the newly qualified learner drivers who have aced their...

When Will I Be Ready to Take My Driving Test?

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Every learner’s journey towards obtaining a driving licence is unique. One thing they all have in common, though, is that learning to drive happens gradually. While you might experience a ‘Eureka!’ moment where a certain skill seems to click, the overall process is much less defined. That can leave learners with one major question: when will I be ready to take my driving test? There are a thousand possible answers to this question—so, it’s difficult to give a definitive, universally...

A Look at Driving Tests in Africa

Driving Tests in Africa

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, stretching all the way from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope. This gives African drivers a huge amount to explore—but how do they go about getting on the road? In this article, we’ll explore the reality of driving tests in Africa, and check out what the process of learning to drive is really like for the continent’s 1.2 billion people. Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritius Sierra Leone Egypt Mozambique South...