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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...

Roadmap Out of Lockdown: Can You Start Driving Lessons?

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The announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown brought much-needed hope to many of us. However, while the headlines revolved around schools, pubs and holidays, we wanted to know the impact on learner drivers. So, when will lessons and tests restart after lockdown? We’ve taken a closer look at the Government’s plans to bring you the latest info. Read on to see when you’ll be able to get back on the road… Steps out of lockdown The Government’s plans to...

Can You Learn to Drive in Your Own Car?

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Virtually all of us know the normal route to getting a driving licence. You call up an instructor (or book online), take lessons and tests in their car, and, hopefully, pass. This path is so well trodden that you may think that it’s the only option. By the same token, you could end up wondering if you’re even allowed to explore other alternatives. One top question is whether you can learn to drive in your own car. We’ll go through all...

Leicestershire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

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We’re on the road again for another edition of our Essential Guide series! If you’re new here, this is where we introduce you to the UK’s driving test centres. Each article focuses on a different county, and today, we’re in Leicestershire. There are five test centres dotted about this East Midlands county, and plenty of info to dive into. So, whether you’re weighing up your options or just want more details on your centre of choice, we’ve got it all. Let’s get...

Meet a CX Adviser: Francis

Hello there readers! It’s that time of the month where we interview a member of the PassMeFast team, giving you a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Today in our Meet a CX Adviser series, it’s Francis‘ turn to sit in the hot seat. How have things gone since he joined the team in summer 2020? Let’s find out! About Francis Age: 27 Do you have a driving licence? Yes. At what age did you pass your test? 19. How many times did...

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...