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East London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

East London Driving Test Centres

Spanning an area from Sydenham to South Ockendon, there’s plenty to see here in East London. If you’re preparing to take your driving test, though, the venues you’ll have in mind are the ten East London driving test centres. In this Essential Guide, we’ll give you the lowdown on all of them, helping you to make an informed decision on where to head. You’ll also get useful stats and info on your chosen test centre, including everything from likely test routes to...

Meet a Booking Agent: Anthony

Meet a Booking Agent: Anthony

While we here at the PassMeFast Blog love to keep our readers updated on all the need-to-know info from the world of driving, it’s nice to take time out to appreciate the people that keep things running smoothly here in our office. That’s why, once a month, we profile a different member of our tireless bookings team in our Meet a Booking Agent series. This month, it’s Anthony‘s time to shine. Having joined PassMeFast in the spring of 2018, he’s been the...

Courses Now Available in Essex!

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It’s the start of a new month, and at PassMeFast that can only mean one thing: a new county! Having already opened our doors to learners in Surrey and Kent in 2019, our third launch of the year is one of our biggest yet. That’s because we’re saying hello to drivers from Essex! As of today, anyone living in Essex can now book their very own PassMeFast course. Since we’ve only just arrived in the area, though, we’ve decided to put...

February 2019 News Roundup

Welcome to our February news roundup! Yep, another month has zipped by, and we’re back again with another look at the biggest headlines. There’s plenty on our agenda this month, starting with a new survey revealing surprising public attitudes to long-range cameras. We’ll also cover the government’s proposed ban on buses and coaches driving with old tyres in response to the Tyred campaign. Next up, we’ll check out Merseyside Police’s trial of new ‘speed on green’ cameras. Finally, we’ll take a...

When Will I Be Ready to Take My Driving Test?

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Every learner’s journey towards obtaining a driving licence is unique. One thing they all have in common, though, is that learning to drive happens gradually. While you might experience a ‘Eureka!’ moment where a certain skill seems to click, the overall process is much less defined. That can leave learners with one major question: when will I be ready to take my driving test? There are a thousand possible answers to this question—so, it’s difficult to give a definitive, universally...

A Look at Driving Tests in Africa

Driving Tests in Africa

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, stretching all the way from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope. This gives African drivers a huge amount to explore—but how do they go about getting on the road? In this article, we’ll explore the reality of driving tests in Africa, and check out what the process of learning to drive is really like for the continent’s 1.2 billion people. Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritius Sierra Leone Egypt Mozambique South...

Meet a Booking Agent: Alex

Meet a Booking Agent: Alex

Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we take a little time out every month to introduce a member of our Bookings team. Based in our MediaCityUK head office, this is the team that matches up each student to their perfect local instructor, secures fast-track practical tests, and keeps things running smoothly. In this article, we’ll be meeting our long-serving Booking Agent Alex, who’s been on the team since early 2018. Read on to learn more about him and to see what he...

North London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

North London Driving Test Centres

Our Essential Guide series has finally arrived in the nation’s capital. Yep, here is where we’ll be starting our journey around the practical test centres of Greater London. You’ll notice, however, that, unlike our other guides, this one won’t be covering the entire county. There’s a good reason for this: Greater London has a population more than three times the size of the next-largest county, and has a correspondingly huge number of test centres. With this in mind, we’ve split London into four...

What Role Does Muscle Memory Play in Learning to Drive?

Driving can be a deceptively complex skill. Sure, the actions of steering, using pedals and changing gears aren’t too tricky on the surface. It’s worth remembering, though, that they aren’t natural instincts—we need to teach our bodies to perform them. Despite this, once we’ve had plenty of practice, they become second nature. Muscle memory plays a key role in this process. In this article, we’ll examine what exactly muscle memory is, how it works, and why it’s so crucial in the development...

January 2019 News Roundup

This January, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most important issues set to affect drivers throughout 2019. We’ll start with the potential effects of a no-deal Brexit on UK drivers in Europe, as well as examining the claim that 2019 may be the most expensive year for car ownership in history. In light of Prince Philip’s crash, we also ask whether there’s an age when drivers are too old to take to the road. Finally, we’ll take...