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Our 10 Favourite Customer Reviews

PassMeFast Facebook reviews summary

When our pupils have finished a course, they often leave a review on Google or social media, telling us how they felt about the process. This is not only helpful for potential pupils to get a feel for the company, but is also extremely useful for us here at PassMeFast. Positive or negative, we always look to the feedback to improve our service. It was tough narrowing down all of the reviews* we’ve ever received to our top 10. But...

The 8am Driving Test

We know there are certain trends that hold true when examining pass rates. Over the years, the DVSA have gathered plenty of data covering millions of practical test passes and fails; everything from a driver’s age and gender to the location of their test centre and transmission of their car. From this data, we can form a few assumptions about how likely a driver is to pass first time (or any time). For instance, a 17 year old male driver...

Explained: Driving Instructor Grades

Driving instructors in the UK are subject to continuous quality checks by the DVSA throughout their career. This is to ensure that they have kept up-to-date with any changes, which can often directly affect pupils—such as the new style practical tests— and are still competent in their teaching ability. It’s not only deeply reassuring for pupils to know that their instructors are answerable to a higher authority, but that they are regularly reminded of what it’s like to be assessed...

Our 10 Top Favourite Pass Photos

Top 10 Favourite Pass Photos

Since PassMeFast began, we have helped hundreds of you learner drivers pass your practical tests. But it’s more than just statistics; we enjoy getting to know each and every one of you. From the moment you start finding out about our different courses, we love learning your story: all about any prior driving experience you might have had; any time restraints you’ve got for learning to drive; any particular issues you feel that need to be addressed. It makes the process personal...

Our Top 5 PassMeFast Passes This Summer

Top 5 PassMeFast Passes - Summer 2017

Summer is always a busy time for driving schools and instructors, and this, the summer of 2017, has seen a huge amount of learners transformed into fully-fledged drivers. Not only have people often got more time to learn to drive during the summer holidays, but—as many of you will be aware—there are going to be changes to the practical test implemented in December. All in all, we’ve been part of a tonne of driving success stories recently. They all had...

Which is Best — Intensive Courses or Hourly Lessons?

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Before starting to learn to drive, there are a number of decisions that you will need to make. One of these is whether to learn in a manual or an automatic transmission. Another, more logistical dilemma, is the type of lessons that you feel would suit you best: the more conventional style of weekly, hourly lessons, or through an intensive (or semi-intensive) course. We’re going to take a look at how the different types of lessons can affect not just...

Is there a Minimum Speed Limit?

Speed camera

When we think about speed limits, we tend to think about the maximum speed that you are permitted to travel on different roads, and the type of vehicle you are driving. We all understand the need for keeping to a restricted speed: the safety of ourselves and other road users is at stake. We also understand that exceeding the speed limit can result in points on your licence, a fine, or even disqualification from driving. But can you be penalised...

Compared: Current v New Practical Driving Test

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This article was first published in June 2017. Please note that, as of December 4th, 2017, the practical test changes are now in effect. Since its introduction in the 1930s, there have been many changes to the UK driving test. There are situations that are now part and parcel of daily road use that would never have been experienced by drivers back then—and it is crucial that the test is regularly updated to reflect modern standards. Now, the Driver and...