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PassMeFast’s 35 Hour Driving Course

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Are you a learner who’s not exactly a complete beginner to  driving, but still has some way to go before being test ready? Perhaps you started taking lessons a while ago, but stopped without getting very far. Couldn’t find the right instructor, didn’t feel like you were making any progress, your financial situation changed—there’s a number of reasons people take a break from learning to drive. Regardless of the specifics, if this sounds like you, our 35 hour driving course...

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Driving Instructor?

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Have you ever thought about a career as a driving instructor? Being your own boss, a life on the road (though perhaps not in the Mick Jagger sense), not being tied to a desk, regularly cranking down the window to feel the breeze in your hair… Yep, it can all sound pretty great when you think of the perks. Becoming and then sustaining a life as an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor), though, is a serious commitment. If you’re the right kind...

Help! I’ve Lost My Provisional—What Do I Do?

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Nothing quite strikes fear in the heart than realising you’ve lost something very important. If you’re a learner driver, that shiny green card known as the provisional licence is about as important as it gets! So, what do you do if it seems to disappear into thin air? Before embarking on a level 10 freak out, take a few steps to confirm that is really is lost. Rack your brain for its last whereabouts, turn your room upside down, and...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in May

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Last month we were a tad pessimistic about how long this lovely sunshine would last—how wrong were we?! With the sun still shining, spirits are high over here at PassMeFast HQ. Yep, we’ve got a spring in our step (plus a slightly sunburnt nose) and another batch of pass photos to peruse. We’ve met some amazing people this month, all with different driving journeys and great stories to tell. To allow you some more time in the sun, we’ve narrowed...

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

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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

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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,...