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Driving Test Faults Explained

Cartoon of Mark Sheet

Failing your practical driving test is a natural concern that crosses every learner’s mind. At PassMeFast, we’d like to make the process as smooth as possible for you, and put an end to any niggling worries you might be having. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the different types of fault that examiners may be looking out for on your test. Our theory is: once you know exactly what not to do, it should be easier to focus...

Do Intensive Driving Courses Work?

Learning to drive: do intensive driving courses work?

Many prospective learners have loads of questions about the driving test process. Can you take the test in your own car, for instance, and what sat nav model will be used on the test? One of the queries we hear most often at PassMefast is whether you can really learn as much in an intensive driving course as you can with conventional lessons. After all, if you could save time and money compared to regular weekly lessons, wouldn’t everyone do...

Taking the Practical Test in Your Own Car

Taking the practical test in your own car

Many drivers wonder if they can take the driving practical test in their own car. After all, you want to try and make the experience of your driving test as predictable as possible. However, information on whether you actually can use your own car in the driving practical test is notoriously unreliable. Rumours about this are everywhere! Does the car need to have dual controls? Does the car have to have a certain sized engine? Can I take the test...

Guide to Passing the Hazard Perception Test

Pedestrians crossing the road—a driving hazard

As we’re sure you’re aware, there are two parts to the theory test: the first are the questions themselves, and the second is the hazard perception test. This has been a part of the theory test since 2002, and is designed to prepare you for dealing with the wide range of risks that you’ll encounter when driving in real life. Many people consider the hazard perception test to be one of the most daunting obstacles on the path to getting a...

TomTom Start 52—The Sat Nav Used in the Driving Test

What model sat nav will be used in the driving test?

As part of the driving practical test, all learner drivers will be expected to complete an independent driving section where you follow directions from a satellite navigation unit, or sat nav. This might sound simple enough, but there are many different types of sat nav. Which one will be used in the driving test, and what do you need to know about it? We explain everything you need to know in this helpful article. The TomTom Start 52 The precise model...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at this time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights might be on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than any other means of transport, a car gives you the...

Driving in the UK with an EU Licence

Driving in the UK with an EU licence

Sometimes, the rules surrounding driving licences issued in different countries can seem confusing. However, while you might have encountered complicated legislation in the past, driving in the UK with an EU licence is really straightforward. We explain the rules below. Don’t forget, though, your licence isn’t the only thing you’ll need to think about when driving in the UK. Make sure to take a look at our comprehensive guide to the differences between driving in Europe and the UK before...

What Will Cars Look Like in 2040?

Learning to drive

With the UK’s recent decision to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel-fuelled cars by 2040, you might be wondering what exactly the future of personal transport is likely to look like. Will we really be able to reshape over a century’s worth of driving culture in just 23 years? What will supersede the internal combustion engine, and what other changes can we expect to see? Read on to find out. The current state of the UK car and van...

Why Take a PassMeFast Course Assessment? 5 Reasons

Aaron after having passed his driving test with PassMeFast

If you’ve been browsing our website lately, you might have seen reference to the course assessment that we offer. So, what is a course assessment? Well, a course assessment is simply an hour spent with one of our qualified driving instructors, who will be able to help you decide which of our courses is best for you. We know you’re itching to get driving, so you might be asking yourself, ‘do I really need to take one?’ We’ve put together...

Differences Between Driving in Europe and the UK

Different EU driving licences

If you’re used to driving in Europe, coming to the UK in a car can seem like a daunting experience. You might have heard that there’s a completely different driving culture to get to grips with when you arrive here, for instance, or that there’s tonnes of legislation that you’ll need to sift through. It needn’t be difficult though—we’ve detailed all the major differences between driving in Europe and the UK in this helpful guide. General precautions and major differences...