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October 2018 News Roundup

Been looking forward to your fix of driving news all month? Wait no longer—our October news roundup is here! In this month’s edition, we’ll be covering a new energy-storage discovery, a potential inclusion in the next Tesla car, and changes to driving test timings. We’ll also bring you some news of our own you may have missed. Dive in for this month’s hottest news! Road trips with Rover? Elon Musk might be on the case While there are few things...

Meet a Booking Agent: Adam

Meet a Booking Agent: Adam

As PassMeFast has expanded across the UK, our team has grown, too. We’ve already begun introducing some of our driving instructors through our Meet an ADI series. However, the PassMeFast picture wouldn’t be complete without our Booking Agents. Based in our MediaCityUK head office, this team are always there to help sort out any problems, arrange lessons and tests, and generally keep things running smoothly. That’s why we decided it was about time they got their own share of the limelight. So,...

London Courses Now Available!

Lanes of the A10 leading to London

Over the past two years, PassMeFast has steadily been growing. Our courses were once available only in Greater Manchester—but things are different now. Our coverage area takes in vast swathes of northern England, with the West Midlands added in September 2018. However, today sees our biggest launch yet: PassMeFast courses are now available in London. From October 1st, 2018, learners can book our driving courses from anywhere in Greater London. Read on to find out what we have to offer, and...

September 2018 News Roundup

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Hello motoring enthusiasts! It’s that time of the month again when we look back on the biggest recent news stories. In September’s roundup, we’ll cover everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. Firstly, there’s a new blood test to detect when you’re too drowsy to drive. We’ll then move to China for a very different (and much less successful) test. We’ll take a look at IKEA‘s foray into “Spaces on Wheels” and see how they could transform our cities. After that,...

August 2018: News Roundup

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of August! Yep, our long, hot summer is drawing to a close. Many of us will spend the next few months pining for those sunny days, while others will secretly be jumping for joy that cooler weather is here (not to mention the #pumpkinspicelatte season). Here at PassMeFast, though, we’re all driving, all the time. With this in mind, it would be remiss of us to wave goodbye to...

A Look at Driving Tests in Europe

Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’ve written enough on the UK driving test to fill a short novella. With the summer holidays here, though, we find our minds wandering away from our island’s shores and towards the continent. What are driving tests in Europe really like? In this article, we’ll compare what the process of learning to drive looks like across several European countries. You might find yourself wishing you could up sticks—or maybe thanking your lucky stars that you...

PassMeFast Launches in the West Midlands!

West Midlands with PMF tick

It’s been a short while since we last came to a new county, and we’re sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath to find out where our next destination is! Today, we’re proud to unveil the newest county we cover: the West Midlands! Our courses are now available across the county, from Wolverhampton in the west through to Coventry in the east—not forgetting, of course, the city of Birmingham. To learn everything about our driving courses in the West Midlands,...

Manual vs Automatic Pass Rates: 2017/18

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One of the key choices any driver must make is between manual or automatic transmission. There are varied arguments for both options: manual fans love the interactive nature of the driving experience, while auto drivers are thankful they don’t have to deal with constant gear changes. For a learner, however, one factor may come to the fore: which am I more likely to pass in? Are automatic pass rates best, or should you stick to manual? With most people perceiving...

Meet an ADI: Peter

Meet an ADI: Peter

So far in our Meet an ADI series, we’ve profiled driving instructors from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. But there are still plenty of pieces of the PassMeFast puzzle that haven’t yet slotted in place. That’s why, in this edition, we’re heading to South Yorkshire to meet our local ADI Peter! Peter’s been part of the PassMeFast team since the beginning of 2018, but has already been behind his fair share of pass stories. Let’s hear from the man himself! About...

Nottinghamshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Nottinghamshire county sign (Bassetlaw district)

As PassMeFast has grown, we’ve endeavoured to learn everything there is to know about the areas we cover across the UK. In pursuit of this, we’ve assembled Essential Guides on each county’s test centres. In this guide, we focus on the five Nottinghamshire driving test centres. This county boasts no fewer than five test centres, three of which lie in close proximity to the county’s major city of Nottingham. Each test centre, however, offers a unique set of challenges to the...