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May 2019 News Roundup

Welcome to our roundup of all the top motoring news from May 2019! It seems like only yesterday that spring was springing—and now, summer is just around the corner. But what did this month bring us? In this article, we’ll take a look at the top stories. We’ll start things off with a deep dive into the stats—first, data on the number of uninsured drivers from the DVLA, before looking at SMMT figures showing a fall in car manufacturing. After...

Accident While Learning to Drive? Here’s What to Do

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Learning to drive can be a tricky process at the best of times. When things go awry, however, the situation can go from slightly stressful to a total meltdown. This is never more true than for those unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident while learning to drive. Making matters worse, the information surrounding accidents involving learners is often unclear. That’s why we’ve set about to dispel the myths and uncover the truth. In this guide, we’ll cover what...

Practising Driving Outside Lessons: What You Need to Know

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It should go without saying that the best person to teach you how to drive is a qualified driving instructor. After all, while your mum, dad or best friend might be a perfectly good driver, they’re likely to have their share of bad habits—and you’ll want to avoid picking them up yourself! Nonetheless, supplementing lessons from an instructor with extra time behind the wheel alongside friends and family is a smart move. The downside, however, is that practising driving outside lessons...

April 2019 News Roundup

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April has been a month when we basked in the sunshine and enjoyed a brief respite from constant Brexit drama. That’s given us time to explore some of the top stories from the world of motoring. If you’ve been a bit too busy relaxing to take a look, though, don’t worry. The PassMeFast team is here to provide you with the month’s biggest scoops in one quick article! We’ll start things off with a couple of announcements direct from the...

Are Auto Licences Becoming More Popular?

Since 1969, there have been separate licences for those passing their practical test in manual and automatic cars. A manual licence entitles you to drive vehicles of either transmission, while an auto licence restricts you to just one. With this in mind, most candidates opt for the manual test, giving them the widest range of options later on. However, as the number of automatic cars on our roads is higher than ever, it’s worth asking whether auto licences have become...

Meet a Booking Agent: Todd

Meet a Booking Agent: Todd

So far in our Meet a Booking Agent series, we’ve profiled a number of team members who’ve been around for years. In this article, though, we’re shifting our attention to a relative newcomer to the office: Todd. He’s been with us for less than a couple of months, but he’s already taken to the role like a duck to water and is busily helping students achieve their driving dreams. Let’s get to know the man himself! About Todd Age: 29 Do you...

South London Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

South London Driving Test Centres

Welcome to another edition of our Essential Guide series! In this series of articles, we profile every test centre we cover across the UK. Here, we’ll take a look at the test centres across South London. This region stretches from Surbiton in the west to Orpington in the east, with its six boroughs being home to more than 1.6 million people. Those living here have five driving test centres to choose from—so, let’s find out some more about each of them. Test Centres...

March 2019 News Roundup

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A big hello from the PassMeFast Blog team, and welcome to our monthly news roundup! Not only are we at the end of March, but we’re already one-quarter of the way through 2019. It’s hard to believe—it feels like it’s only five minutes since we popped open that New Year champagne! If everything feels like it’s rushed by a little too fast, though, let us refresh your memory with some of March 2019’s biggest motoring stories. In this month’s roundup,...

How Much Do Driving Lessons Cost in Your Area?

There’s no doubt that learning to drive is one of the most important life skills you’ll ever gain. Nonetheless, it’s also true that the process of getting your licence comes with costs. However, while theory and practical test prices are the same across the country, driving lesson rates can vary wildly. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons behind this, and show you how much driving lessons cost on average where you live. Average driving lesson rates Before...

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 nine 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...