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How To Make Sure You Don’t Miss Any PassMeFast Emails

Spam folders — we all love the way they shelter our inboxes from scams, bots and strange propositions. But sometimes an email spam filter can be a tad too keen and send important “non-spam” emails into the wrong folder, leaving you wondering: “Why aren’t I receiving any emails from PassMeFast?!” When this happens, you can miss some really important info; like an update on your driving course, test date or instructor’s details. To stop any spam spanners from being thrown...

First Pass Rates of 2021 Revealed — How Lockdown Impacted Learners

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The last year has been a bit rubbish (okay, a lot rubbish) for learner drivers. Lockdown prevented lessons and tests for months and when test centres finally reopened, the demand has been so high that many people still haven’t got their licence. But, it’s not all doom, gloom and misery — there’s a faint light at the end of this tunnel. The DVSA has released the first test stats of 2021 (Q4 of the financial year 2020–21), so let’s see what...

Driving Abroad: GB Stickers Make Their Exit

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Euro road trip planned for later this year? The latest target for Brexit law changes is the GB sticker. Remember, failure to display the correct stickers and carry the correct equipment can land you with a fine — not the best way to spend your holiday Euros! Here’s everything you need to know: GB Sticker Exiting on 28 September 2021 After 111 years, the GB sticker that Eurotripping drivers have been donning on their bumpers are being scrapped. In its...

How the Theory Test Will Change in 2021 — Everything You Need to Know

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With a pass rate hovering below 50% the theory test is a sticking point in many learner driver’s journeys, but 2020 introduced a new theory test shaped pothole. Once you’ve passed the theory, you have 2 years to sit the practical test before the certificate expires. If it expires before you pass the practical, you must retake the theory. The DVSA says this is because the theory test questions and format changes over time, so they refuse to extend any...

7 Safety Checks to Complete After a Break From Driving

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Has your car been off the road for a while? Maybe you’ve been WFH, gallivanting around the world, or unable to drive due to medical reasons? Either way, there are some crucial checks to carry out before driving again. Failure to do so can result in breakdowns or fines. These checks won’t take you long, so let’s get going! 7 Checks Before Driving for the First Time in a While   Fuel or battery power Call me Captain Obvious, but...

DVSA Discloses Surprising Theory Test Fail Stats — How Do You Compare?

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None of us really enjoy exams. However, if you’re learning to drive in the UK, you’ll have to grin and bear it, because you’ll sit TWO driving tests before becoming a fully qualified driver. The first of these is the theory test, consisting of multiple choice questions and hazard perception clips. Once passed, you’ll take the practical test in which you’ll be judged on your actual driving ability. All fairly simple, right? What’s the average number of theory test attempts...

Do Electric Cars Have Gearboxes?

With the UK planning to ban new fossil fuel vehicles from 2030, electric cars are booming in popularity. As a result, many learners come to us with questions about the future of driving and something we’re often asked is: Do electric cars have gearboxes? And it’s a good question! At the end of 2020, there were 373,600 plug-in vehicles on the UK roads with around 50% of those being all-electric. So petrol and diesel engines will eventually be left in...