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Driving When Tired: Should You Take the Risk?

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Have you ever felt sleepy behind the wheel? Suddenly realised that for the last few monotonous minutes on the motorway you’d completely zoned out? Well, PassMeFast is here to snap you out of that behaviour! These scenarios are worryingly common and very dangerous. Yep, that’s right—driving when tired is incredibly risky. In fact, according to the AA, 1 in 5 accidents on major roads are caused by tiredness. If you’ve ever been guilty of driving while drowsy, this article can...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Nicky from Leeds!

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The wait is over, people! We finally have a brand new pass photo to share and celebrate. Since the UK went back into lockdown, driving lessons and tests have been suspended for the most part. While we completely appreciate the seriousness of the situation the world is in, we haven’t half missed seeing our students pass their tests! It feels like years since we last saw a pass photo, so when this landed on our desk we were over the...

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

It’s time to explore some more of the theory test centres scattered around the UK. This month we have good news for learner drivers in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, because your counties are next to take the spotlight! The fact that we’re heading to these areas also means that PassMeFast’s intensive driving courses and fast-tracked tests are available here. Woohoo! Your learner driver experience just got a whole lot easier. Join us, then, as we take a trip to the various...

Driving Jobs: How Your Driving Licence Can Help You Earn Extra Cash

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Here at PassMeFast, we’re always banging on about the benefits of having a driving licence. One big perk is that it opens up a whole new world of job opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a part-time gig that can help you earn a bit of extra cash, or full-time employment, having a car is a major advantage. To prove this point, let’s take a look at some of the most common driving jobs available in the UK. While it’s true...

Is There a Way to Get an Extension on Your Theory Test Pass Certificate?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on learner drivers across the UK. Very few people have managed to enjoy a normal, smooth-running journey to earning a licence in the 2020-21 period. Testing conditions have changed; the number of tests that can be carried out a day has been reduced; examiners and instructors are forced to quarantine at short notice; and tests and lessons have been suspended altogether for significant periods of time. The resulting delays present a particular...

Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Hello there, PassMeFast blog readers! Today we’re taking a trip to the south-east of England to explore the theory test centres located in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Our intensive driving courses have been available in these areas since February and April 2020, respectively. So, if you’re a budding learner driver in one of these areas, you can start planning the ideal route to earning a licence! One of the first things you’ll want to get sorted is your theory test. In...

Where Are You Allowed to Drive in Lockdown #3?

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We probably don’t need to tell you that England is currently experiencing its third national lockdown. What we may need to tell you, though, is the specific rules regarding driving that arrived with the latest shutdown. Yes, even though this certainly isn’t our first rodeo at this point, there is always a little bit of confusion about where you are allowed to drive in lockdown. That’s why PassMeFast is here to clear things up! Join us as we quickly run...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Sinead from Nottingham!

Howdy! We hope everyone’s hanging on in there. Lockdown is certainly no fun and we’re really missing seeing our learners hit the roads for driving lessons and tests. It’s OK though because we’re all in this together and we will get through it! As we explained last week, thanks to everything being shut down, we don’t have any hot-off-the-press pass photos. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’re all out of new pass pics to show you. Oh no! In fact,...

Guide: Changing the Name and/or Gender on your Driving Licence

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Many people earn their driving licences in their late teens or early twenties. As a result, over the course of your life, you may find that some of the information listed on the card is no longer accurate. Be it a change in address, name or gender, the DVLA does provide a way for you to update this information. In this guide we explain exactly how to go about changing the name (including preferred title, if applicable) and/or gender listed...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Lee from Leeds!

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Hello again! 2021 may not be off to an ideal start, but the good news is that we still have some top pass photos up our sleeve! Now, obviously, driving tests and lessons are currently suspended across the UK. Thankfully, though, while we were off trying to enjoy an unconventional Christmas period, a slew of PassMeFast students were out hitting the roads in an attempt to earn a licence— and many of them were successful! We decided that a great...