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PassMeFast’s 15 Hour Driving Course

Are you a reasonably experienced driver who just needs a few extra lessons to get you test ready? Maybe you can happily drive from point A to B in your chosen vehicle, but still struggle on a couple of key areas. Well, PassMeFast has the solution for you: our 15 hour driving course. It’s the perfect length to boost your confidence on skills you’ve already mastered, while strengthening your abilities in specific areas that will be examined during the practical...

Pass Story: Cheryl Passes After 24 Years

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Nothing quite beats the feeling of passing your driving test. All the hard work has paid off and you can finally enjoy the freedom of the open road. Imagine just how sweet it would feel if it had taken 24 years to get your hands on that all-important pink card. Well, that’s exactly what happened with PassMeFast student Cheryl! It’s been a bit of a rocky road, but Cheryl has now cast off the L-plates and is enjoying life as...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in April

Top 5 pass photos April

With all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently, it seems spring has officially sprung! Before it disappears for another year (sob), what better way to celebrate than by congratulating our latest crop of qualified drivers?! April’s been a busy month here at PassMeFast—we’re not sure if you’ve heard, but we recently launched in Derbyshire. Yep, we just couldn’t resist those rolling hills and quaint historical towns! Keep an eye on the blog to see where we might be...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in March

Pass Photos March 2018

Here at PassMeFast we’ve helped numerous people gain their licence and get out on the open road as qualified drivers. Even though we’ve been busy preparing our latest launch—hello Lancashire!—we thought it would be nice to take the time to scroll through our latest pass photos and pick out a few favourites. No sign of any horror stories here, just lots of beaming faces! With multiple learners getting the green light every week, it’s sadly not possible to give a...

What’s the Average Number of Attempts It Takes to Pass the Driving Test?

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Not everyone will be lucky enough to pass their test the first time around. In fact, according to the DVSA, less than half of us do! The average pass rate in 2016/17 was 47.1%. Many factors can determine whether you pass first time, and it doesn’t necessarily reflect your level of driving ability. Nerves, unpredictable circumstances and silly mistakes can all get in the way of perfectly capable drivers passing first time. Failing a driving test is disappointing, sure, but it’s...

Driving Around The World: Cities with the Worst Road Conditions

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We all know us Brits like to have a good moan about something every now and then. One of the most reliable sources for our gripes is the experience of driving on Britain’s roads. But maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to complain. In an effort to create a more positive attitude for the new year, let’s get a little bit of perspective on things. We may be dealing with potholes, potty-mouths and parking nightmares, but some city-dwellers face cattle,...

What Are Smart Motorways?

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If you’ve been out and about on Britain’s roads lately, you may have noticed a developing trend on the motorways. We are of course talking about the expansion of so-called ‘smart motorways‘. This is an age where we rely on smartphones and new technology to carry out many of our basic needs. It makes sense, then, that we start applying such innovation to our roads. Indeed, the process is already in full swing. Parts of the M1, M4, M6 and...

Driving Test Horror Stories

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Ah, the practical driving test. Nothing quite strikes fear in the heart like someone closely judging your first driving mission without your friendly instructor (though you have a choice with this one) or relative present. We’re not going to lie, it can be a nervy 40 minutes in that car. Don’t worry too much, though—your adrenaline will get you through and the sense of achievement when you eventually pass is hard to beat. It’s only a quick drive around your...

Driving at Night — Tips & Tricks

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At this time of year there are a number of things that can make driving more difficult. We’ve already looked at the frosty weather and its impact on the road, but this is also a particularly good time to cover night time driving. After all, now that we’re firmly in the grips of winter, night feels like any time after 4 o’clock! This means that, unless you’re planning to restrict your driving to the middle of the day (not advisable),...

Is It Worth Taking A Pass Plus Course?

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Passing your driving test is a great achievement and you’ll likely be itching to get out on the open road. Along with the excitement, it’s also totally normal to feel a bit daunted by the prospect of driving without an instructor by your side. After many hours of teaching, you might be nervous about being trusted to navigate the road alone. It is a lot of responsibility! If this sounds like you, there are further available steps that will enhance...