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.

Which Test Centres Had the Best and Worst Pass Rates in 2017/18?

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Here at PassMeFast, we’re firm believers that your test results come down to you—not the stats. Nonetheless, road conditions—and, thus, test conditions—do vary across the country. It’s for this reason that many of us wonder where our local area stands in comparison to others. But where exactly are the best and worst test centre pass rates? The answer, in fact, changes all the time. Old test centres close down each year, making way for new ones. Meanwhile, existing test centres with a...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in July

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As a leading driving school, PassMeFast helps thousands of learners to pass their driving test each year. We take great pride in seeing the roster of PassMeFast alumni grow each month—and we’re pleased to report that July was no exception. To celebrate this, we wanted to highlight some of this month’s star performers and share what they had to say about their PassMeFast experiences. Their reviews stand as a testament to the hard work that learners and instructors put in. Without...

Do I Need to Take My Theory Test Certificate to My Practical Driving Test?

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It’s the morning of your driving test. The big day you’ve been preparing for since you first parked your bum in that driver’s seat. You’ve consumed a hearty breakfast, dressed in your finest comfy-yet-practical attire and your instructor has just arrived to take you to the test centre. You set off, armed with your provisional licence and a positive mindset. You’re good to go! …Right? Well, according to the DVSA’s test day checklist, not quite. The official guidelines state that,...

How Much Does the Driving Test Cost?

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Your driving course is coming to an end. You’ve started from the basics, covered all your advanced manoeuvres and have slowly progressed in terms of both skill and confidence. Now, there’s just one last obstacle to overcome before you get your hands on that full UK driving licence: the practical test. Unfortunately, the test doesn’t come for free. Yep, you’re going to have to pay to go through the stressful ordeal of taking your practical test. But how much, exactly,...

Top 5 Ways To Impress Your Driving Examiner

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There’s nothing that gets learner drivers as frazzled and nervous as finishing their lessons and going in for their driving test. With the pressure on, many find it difficult to keep enough of a level head to pass. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. As experts on every aspect of driving, we’ve no shortage of practical test tips to help you impress your driving examiner. Read on to boost your chances of driving away with a shiny new licence! Before we...

The Driving Test Timing Study: Everything You Need To Know

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You can count on PassMeFast to always have our eyes and ears acutely attuned to the driving grapevine. Not much happens in the world of cars and tests without us knowing about it! These past few days, we’ve been hearing rumours that are soon to become reality: there’s going to be an official study of driving test timings. Yes, the DVSA is sending out their most observant employees to measure whether the December 2017 changes have affected the time it...

Derbyshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’re working our way around the UK to bring you useful information on the practical test centres in each county. Our handy guides will provide you with details on the local area, potential test routes, access information and more. In this guide, we’ll be focusing on the Derbyshire driving test centres. With just three test centres to choose from in Derbyshire, learners have a clear-cut choice here: Buxton, Chesterfield or Derby (Alvaston). Read on for the...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in June

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PassMeFast has helped hundreds of learner drivers across the UK ditch the L plates and get on the road in the space of weeks or even days—and this month was no different. The sun might have been scorching, but that certainly didn’t stop PassMeFast learners from getting on the road! We’ve had a number of great students pass this June. So, if you’re not sure if PassMeFast would be the right fit or you think we’re over-hyped, we’re sure our...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in June

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Summer 2018 is certainly proving the naysayers wrong. The sun is showing no sign of leaving the sky and England are showing no sign of dropping out of the World Cup! Yep, the month of June has been pretty sweet. On top of all that, the PassMeFast learners continue to impress us with their positive attitudes and ability to master new skills. We’ve dragged ourselves away from the football long enough to have a look through all of our latest...

Lancashire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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Here at PassMeFast, we kicked off 2018 with a bang by launching in Lancashire. With courses stretching across the length and breadth of this historic county, we’ve already helped plenty of learners here to ditch the L plates and get their full UK driving licence. If you’ve still got your provisional, though, you may be looking into taking your test in Lancashire. There are six different Lancashire driving test centres for you to choose between, evenly distributed across the county....