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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.

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

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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

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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

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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....

How Long Is a Driving Test?

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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...

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...

Hazard Perception: Dos and Don’ts

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Before learners can even think about booking their driving test, they have one major roadblock to overcome: the theory test. For many, the multiple-choice section is a walk in the park (or at least pretty self-explanatory). The hazard perception test, however, tends to trip up unsuspecting learners. Made up of video clips, the hazard perception test is designed to make sure learners know how to spot developing hazards—a key skill needed when taking to the roads. If you’re not too...