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Theory Test

While you’re focusing on perfecting your driving, it can be all too easy to overlook the importance of your theory test. But don’t be fooled—your theory test is just as important as your practical test, and it’s become a lot harder to pass in recent years. This means you’ll need to put in the time and effort to ace this crucial test. To make things easier for learners, we’ve created a dedicated theory test section with information about the theory test and hazard perception section. We’ll also include useful revision aids and guides to help you brush up on your knowledge, prepare, and pass.

Who Has Priority at an Unmarked Crossroads?

Unmarked crossroads in a forest

Imagine driving without any rules. No signposts, no traffic signals, no white lines on the roads. Nobody sure of their own rights, let alone anybody else’s. Well, although most of the UK roads aren’t like that, unmarked crossroads are a bit of an exception. Facing them is like trying to find treasure without a map: chaotic and little frustrating. Even experienced drivers can be reduced to dithering wrecks in the shadow of an unmarked crossroads, particularly when there’s more than...

Tyne and Wear Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Tyne and Wear Theory Test Centres: Essential Guide

Thanks for joining us for another theory test centre essential guide. This month we’re exploring the offerings from the county of Tyne and Wear, an area in which PassMeFast courses have been available since March 2020. You may have noticed that we also launched in County Durham at this time, and yet that county is not covered in this guide. What gives?! Well, unfortunately, there are currently no theory test centres in County Durham at all. Luckily, though, residents need...

Coronavirus: Theory Test About to Expire

Traffic signs

When you pass your practical test, your licence is yours to keep. The theory test, however, is a little different. Once you pass, you start a two-year period in which you’re eligible to take a practical. If you don’t pass within this timeframe, you’ll need to retake your theory. All of this can be stressful enough at the best of times. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has meant some learners have seen their practical test postponed with just weeks left until...

The Traffic Light Sequence Explained

Traffic light

As you learn the rules of the road, it’s natural to get hung up studying some of the more obscure road signs and symbols. But don’t neglect the common ones, because they’re equally important, and just as likely to trip you up. Take traffic lights: we see them so frequently that it’s easy to take for granted that we know what they mean. But for your theory and practical tests, a general idea just won’t cut it. Traffic lights play...

Motorway Signs: Everything You Need to Know

Blue M5 motorway sign

So, you’re studying for your theory test and preparing to take driving lessons—exciting times! But also: so many things to learn! Chief among them is how to interpret all the various road signs you might come across on your travels. And that’s no mean feat: there are tonnes of sign designs in the UK’s Highway Code. Not only do things like shape and colour affect their meaning, but different types of roads have their own unique style of sign too....

Breaking News: Changes to the Theory Test

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the changes detailed below have been postponed, and will not come into force on April 14th as originally planned. Breaking news from the DVSA! The theory test will soon be undergoing a much-needed makeover. The standard written case study at the end of the multiple-choice section will be dropped in favour of a video clip scenario. Don’t start panicking just yet—the rest of the theory test will remain very much the same. Let’s...

How Long Is a Driving Test?

A clock showing 12.20am

Perhaps your driving test will fly by. It might seem like no time has passed at all between meeting your examiner and parking up at the end. Or maybe it’ll drag, as you slow-breathe your way through each skill and manoeuvre. However it may feel on the day, examiners make sure that all practical tests are, so far as possible, equal. That means equal in difficulty, equal in how they’re marked, and also equal in terms of length. Your test,...

Berkshire and Hertfordshire Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Berkshire and Hertfordshire theory test centres

Listen up all you Berkshire and Hertfordshire locals! We’re going to provide a rundown of all the theory test centres located in your fine counties. If you’re on a quest for a driving licence, one of the first things you should do (apart from contact PassMeFast) is to think about where you’d like to take your theory test. There are 4 test centres to choose from in this part of the country, so this doesn’t need to be a drawn-out...

Essex Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Howdy Essex learner drivers! Did you know that PassMeFast covers your entire county? Well, you do now! If you’re based in this neck of the woods, we can get you out on the road before you can say TOWIE (sorry, had to be done)! First up on the driving agenda? Passing that theory test. We’re going to provide you with a quick summary of every theory test centre in Essex. There’s 5 in all, so it shouldn’t take you long...

Surrey and Kent Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Did you know you can book PassMeFast’s intensive courses and fast-tracked practical tests in both Surrey and Kent? Well, you do now! This essential guide is designed for anyone who is looking to take their theory test in these counties. There are 6 test centres to choose from—so it looks like you have a decision to make! Join us as we shed some light on your options by exploring important info like pass rates, wait times, directions and more. Let’s...