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How Many Driving Tests Were Cancelled Because of COVID-19?

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We don’t need to tell you at this point that coronavirus has turned the world upside down. All of us can tell stories of how everyday life has changed, but it can sometimes be difficult to put a number on just how big the impact has been. In the field of driving tuition, for example, learners across the UK have had their plans put on hold. It hasn’t always been clear just how many—but now, we can look into the...

January 2021 News Roundup

Hey there readers! We hope you’re holding up well in these strange and difficult times. There’s certainly been plenty going on in the world of motoring—so, as always, we’re back with another monthly news roundup. So, what’s in store for January? First up, we finally have the full theory test centre pass rate data for 2019/20—in the first month of 2021. After that, we’ll be taking a look at the return of emergency testing for certain key workers, before moving on...

Hertfordshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

In our Essential Guide series, we’re taking you through the driving test centres of the UK, one county at a time. This means you can get all the important details about test centres in your local area, and find out which suits you best. In this guide, we’ll be reviewing the test centres of Hertfordshire. There are no fewer than six test centres across Hertfordshire, meaning that learners here have plenty to choose from. We’ll go through each of them, providing information...

Emergency Testing Returns — Are You Eligible?

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In the first lockdown, the only people able to pass their test were key workers. That’s because the DVSA made a limited number of emergency driving tests and theory tests available, with NHS and social care staff at the top of the list. This system ended when practical testing resumed for the general public in August. Since then, however, we’ve had two more lockdowns. Both of these have seen driving tests suspended nationwide—and yet, on neither occasion did the DVSA restart emergency...

Meet a Booking Agent: Jack K

Meet a Booking Agent: Jack K

Welcome back to PassMeFast’s Meet a Booking Agent series! New around here? Let us explain. In these posts, we interview a different member of our Bookings team each month. These are the staff members in charge of sorting out all the admin for our customers’ bookings, helping to ensure that things go smoothly at every step. With an ever-growing team, it was inevitable that we’d eventually stumble on two colleagues with the same name. Today, we’re saying hi to our second Jack—this...

What Does the January 2021 Lockdown Mean for Driving Courses?

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The news we all dreaded has finally come to pass. Following announcements by Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson on January 4th, all UK nations are now under lockdown once more. With restrictions on all areas of daily life, what will the impact be on driving courses? Here’s a close look at the status of driving lessons, theory tests and practical tests under the new lockdown. Driving lessons Under official guidance from GOV.UK, driving lessons may not go ahead in England. This...

PassMeFast: 2020 Year in Review

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2020 is a year that many of us may be pleased to see the back of, with unprecedented disruption to everyday life now the norm. Nonetheless, we here at PassMeFast are taking a moment to look back on some of the positives of the year with our annual review. Join us as we show that not everything in 2020 was doom and gloom (really!)....

December 2020 News Roundup

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Welcome to the final news roundup of 2020! Before you get stuck into your New Year’s Eve celebrations, take a moment to look back on this month’s top stories. We’re featuring the latest quarterly pass rates from the DVSA, news of a potential new charge for drivers in London, an increase in BEV sales, and the year’s top personalised registration searches. We’ll round things off, as always, with a monthly Highway Code tip. Pass rates revealed for July to September...

Season’s Greetings from PassMeFast

On behalf of the PassMeFast team, I’d like to wish all of our readers a happy and peaceful Christmas. Wherever and however you’re spending the holidays, we hope that you’re able to take a well-earned break after the whirlwind year we’ve all had. Though 2020 may have been unprecedented in many ways, we’re sticking to tradition with this Christmas post. Today, we’re raising a glass to all of our learners—those who passed with us this year, and those who are...

Meet a Booking Agent: Jason

Meet a Booking Agent: Jason

Want to get to know the PassMeFast team a little better? It’s time to Meet a Booking Agent! In this series, we interview and introduce the staff members who keep the good ship PassMeFast afloat. This time, we’re interviewing Jason, who’s been part of the team since the summer of 2020. Let’s meet him! About Jason Age: 32 Do you have a driving licence? Yes! At what age did you pass your test? 22. How many times did it take you to pass?...