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April 2021 News Roundup

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Howdy there, readers! We’ve reached the end of another month, and have already seen one third of 2021 fly by. Where does the time go?! In the world of motoring, this has been a particularly exciting month. With lockdown coming to an end, we can finally look forward to getting on the road and travelling the length and breadth of Great Britain again. A summer of road trips? Count us in! Of course, as well as looking forward to what’s...

10 Most Common Reasons for Failing a Driving Test (and How You Can Avoid Them)

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The stats don’t lie: more practical tests result in a fail than a pass. So, how can you avoid the most common mistakes that learners make and pass your test with no sweat? Well, luckily for the UK’s learner drivers, the DVSA has revealed the top 10 reasons that people failed their driving tests in 2019/20. In this guide we take an in-depth look at each mistake and how you can avoid them. Let’s get to it! Table of contents:...

Driving Tests Restart Today

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Today, practical tests restart across England and Wales! This means that PassMeFast can start helping students to get their licence once more. With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, driving tests will still be slightly different. In this guide, we’ll walk through everything you need to know about practical tests restarting, including the safety measures you need to take. Driving tests restart: Your questions answered Where have practical tests restarted? Today’s...

Driving Lessons Are Back: Here’s What You Need to Know

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As the UK continues returning to normality, we’ve just hit a major milestone on the roadmap out of lockdown. For many people across the country, 12th April meant a return to the gym, the pub or the hairdressers. At PassMeFast, though, the excitement was due to the return of driving lessons across England and Wales. Though learners across the country are now free to get back behind the wheel, there are still some important rules to follow. Join us as we...

Meet a CX Adviser: Marley

It’s time for another edition of Meet a CX Adviser! In this series, we lift the lid on life at PassMeFast by talking to the staff who dedicate their days to helping our students’ courses go smoothly. Today, we’ll be chatting to Marley, who became a member of the team in the summer of 2020. How has his PassMeFast journey gone so far? Let’s find out! About Marley Age: 23 Do you have a driving licence? Yes. At what age...

March 2021 News Roundup

Another big hello to all of our readers! We’re already a quarter of the way through 2021. Though it might not have been a dream start to the year, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful. Chief among them (for us, anyway) is that lessons and tests are set to restart very soon! If you’re out of the loop, though, don’t worry. We’re here to help fill you in on all things motoring! This month, we look at the...

New Pass Rate Data Out! Q3 2020/21 Stats Revealed

As of late, we’ve not had much news in the way of driving tests. That’s because the most recent national lockdown has put a stop to almost all testing across the country. However, the DVSA have just dropped some new statistics, giving us a glimpse of the most recent data available. We’re going to break down the figures and show you all the latest info! Oct–Dec 2020: Just under a quarter of a million practical tests The stats are out,...

Driving Abroad for the First Time: Tips and Tricks

Heading off on holiday is always an exciting prospect—but it can also be stressful. This is certainly the case if you decide to take the wheel away while from home. There can be an almost dizzying array of rules to follow and precautions to take. Don’t let this put you off, though! Getting on the road can help make your trip even more rewarding, allowing you to discover places off the beaten path and fit more into your itinerary. All...

Meet a CX Adviser: Maisie

Ready to get to know another member of the PassMeFast team? We’re stepping behind the curtain once more for this month’s edition of Meet a CX Adviser! This time, we’ll be learning more about Maisie, who’s been helping our northern learners through their courses since mid-2020. Here’s what happened when we caught up with her. About Maisie Age: 19 Do you have a driving licence? Yep! At what age did you pass your test? 17 How many times did it take...

February 2021 News Roundup

Hello again readers! We’ve reached the end of another month, and that means it’s time for a news roundup! As we look back on February, we’ll focus on the new roadmap out of lockdown before moving onto the investigation into smart motorways. We’ll then round things off by looking into the Coventry mobility credits trial and the news that speeding is less acceptable than five years ago. What does the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ mean for drivers? For almost a...