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6 Positive Outcomes of Failing the Driving Test

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Though it might not feel like it at the time, failing your practical test doesn’t have to be a total bummer. In fact, we can think of more than one positive to having a failed driving test under your belt! Get ready for a slew of silver linings as we explore 6 positive outcomes of failing the driving test. Let’s jump in! #1 You now know exactly what to expect We mention this point quite a lot on the blog,...

My Driving Experience: How I Finally Passed My Test

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Here at PassMeFast, we believe that real life pass stories provide an incredibly useful insight into what it really takes to earn a licence. With this in mind, we have a brand new driving journey to share with you. Who’s in the hot seat today? That would be me! Yes, the tables have well and truly turned, dear readers, as it’s time to shine a spotlight on my very own driving journey. Unlike the first-time passers and star pupils I’m...

BREAKING: New Tier-Based Rules Announced For Driving Lessons and Tests in England

Jan 2021 update: The government has since introduced tier 4. In these areas all driving lessons and tests are suspended. Late yesterday evening, the DVSA finally provided the news that learners, instructors and driving schools across the country have been waiting for: how the tier system will impact driving lessons and tests. Here’s the latest guidelines summarised in a handy (yet very last minute!) tweet from the government body: ?From 2 December, in tier 1, 2 or 3 in England:...

What Does the End of Lockdown Mean for Driving Lessons and Tests in England?

Driving lessons and tests in England have been on hold for the last 4 weeks, as the country endures its second lockdown. This blanket shutdown comes to an end just after midnight on Wednesday, December 2nd. So, does this mean driving lessons and tests can then resume across England? Here’s what we currently know… What the DVSA has said According to the DVSA website, in guidelines that were released soon after the lockdown was announced: ” You should not carry...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Grace from Ipswich

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Well hello there! Surprised to see us posting this week? Yes, we are in the middle of a second national lockdown (sigh), but that doesn’t mean PassMeFast has run out of November pass photos already. In fact, we had more than a few pictures of newly-qualified drivers to choose from to provide this week’s bonus edition! In the interest of remaining upbeat and focusing on the positives, then, let’s shine a light on another PassMeFast star pupil. This week’s top...

Leicestershire and Staffordshire Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

It’s time for another theory test centre essential guide! This one will be of particular interest to any learners living in or around Staffordshire and Leicestershire. Both of these counties have 1 test centre each. In this article, we’ll provide you with some quick facts and cover a few of the details you’ll want to know if you’re considering taking your theory test at one of these centres. We’re talking directions, pass rates, wait times and a few extras! Once...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Jack from Blackburn!

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Welcome to the weekend! Let’s take our minds off the big dark cloud of lockdown and turn our attention to something more positive. It’s a brand new month and we have plenty of fabulous pass photos to consider for our top pass photo of the week crown! Full disclosure: this top pass photo recipient passed his test late last week, before lockdown restrictions came into place. That doesn’t make his pass story any less inspiring or relevant, though! Let’s hear...

Traffic Problems, A Frenzy of First Time Passes and Keeping Your Eye on the Prize—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From October!

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Thanks for joining us for our monthly countdown of our favourite pass photos! Now, normally around this time of year we’d be cracking jokes about Halloween and providing costume suggestions. As 2020 has pretty much been one long, drawn-out version of Halloween, though, we decided it’s probably best to just get straight down to the good stuff. (Hey, maybe next year we could all go dressed as a 2020 calendar—spine-chilling!) Here it is, then: the good stuff. Feast your eyes...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Ben from Wolverhampton!

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Welcome back to another top pass photo of the week. We know times are a little hard right now, so let’s focus on the positive and kick the weekend off with a bang! Today we’re celebrating a great refresher course success story courtesy of one of our lovely students from the West Midlands. This guy made driving look easy and passed his test with hardly a dent on the mark sheet! Get ready for some serious driving inspo and a...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Valerie from London!

We’re well and truly back into the swing of things here at PassMeFast, which means we have lots of lovely pass photos landing on our desks! Sifting through them to find our favourite gets harder and harder every week. Thankfully, though, dear readers, we are willing to do the hard work. This week we decided to focus on a refresher course success story from a learner who proved that if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try...