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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.

New DVSA Data Reveals Rising Pass Rates—But Fewer Tests

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of here at PassMeFast, it’s stats. That’s why, when the DVSA dropped a new set of figures just last week, we dived straight in. As a driving school, we homed in on the data relating to driving and theory test pass rates—and found some interesting tidbits. We thought we’d share what we’ve gleaned, so you can see what driving tests really look like right now. ① More people are sitting the theory...

Why Are Driving Test Pass Rates Higher at Some Test Centres? 5 Reasons

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As night follows day, the release of any new data from the DVSA precipitates a flood of local news articles. “This is the easiest place to pass in Essex!”, “Find out which test centre has the worst pass rates in Scotland!” …and so on. The point is that while it’s easy to tell where candidates are most likely to pass, none of these articles dig into why that’s the case. Enter PassMeFast. As usual, we’re here to dig into the stats...

Surrey Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Combining countless beauty spots with easy access to London, it’s easy to see why Surrey is so desirable. If you’re lucky enough to call this corner of the south east home, getting around by car is the obvious choice. For those who don’t yet have a licence, though, setting about learning to drive is a must. After completing your lessons, the culmination of this journey will take you to one of the four Surrey driving test centres, where you’ll complete...

Rapid Transformations, a Race to Make a Flight and a Wave of First Time Passes—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From August!

Chuck your shorts in the wash, shove the sun cream to the back of the cupboard and scoff the last of the ice pops, because summer is coming to an end. Was it ever really here? That’s a debate for another day, but judging by some of the dodgy tan lines on show in the PassMeFast office, it must have paid at least a flying visit! Yes, as if we didn’t already know, the steady stream of uniform and stationery...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in August

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Good day to you PassMeFast readers! The month of August is almost at an end, and boy, what an exciting month it was. Here at our MediaCityUK office, we particularly enjoyed our three day weekend (we sure love bank holidays!) and Manchester Pride. Add in the unexpected heatwave and countless barbecues and you’re looking at a group of very happy employees! We weren’t the only ones celebrating this month, however. There were plenty of hard workers whose dedication to getting...

Minuscule Minors, Parking Pros and a Doctor on a Mission—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From July!

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If we’ve learnt anything this month, it’s that Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away. Yes, it’s turning out to be another classic British summer. One minute we’re being treated to blazing sunshine, the next we’re cowering under the nearest shopfront to avoid incineration via some fairly biblical thunder and lightning. I mean, really—what’s a girl to wear to protect herself from the elements these days?! Every time you step outside your door you’re forced to partake in a...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in July

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! We have officially hit the end of the month of July—it certainly flew by, for us at least. We’ve been slightly distracted by the increasingly good weather—catching the rays whenever we get the chance! With schools officially breaking up for summer and hundreds of holiday-goers taking to the roads en masse, you’d expect many learners to press pause on their driving journeys and take a long break. It seems like PassMeFast learners are made of sterner stuff,...

Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Driving Test

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The UK’s driving test has now been going for over 84 years. Yep, that’s right—the driving test has been bringing learner drivers to tears and testing their mettle for over 84 years. As frustrating as it can be for learners to tackle, the roads would be a much more dangerous place without the driving test. With such a rich and long history, it’s unsurprising to find that there are some pretty interesting driving test facts and statistics that you might...

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...