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Pass Your Theory Test First Time With Our Top 10 Revision Tips

Pass your theory test with our top 10 tips

About to sit your theory test? Follow these 10 simple steps to give yourself the best chance of passing in one: Our Top 10 Theory Test Tips 1. Know what you’re up against There are two sections to the test. The multiple-choice section has 50 questions and lasts 57 minutes. You need 43 out of 50 to pass. The questions range from road signs to road safety to case studies. The hazard perception section contains 14 clips containing at least...

Are You Getting The Best Driving Instructor (ADI) Insurance?

Teaching Britain’s learners to drive is many things — rewarding, fun, and potentially lucrative. But it can also be very expensive, which means your driving tuition business might not be quite as profitable as you’d hoped. One of the main outgoings for driving instructors is ADI insurance. So, to make the most out of your hourly rates, you need to save as much as possible on your regular expenditures. Is this the best ADI insurance on the market? We spoke...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Jamie Clayton from Love Island!

We had to apologise for not bringing our Pass Photo of the Week to you for a while, but this one is worth the wait — meet Jamie Clayton of Love Island fame! Here’s his PassMeFast story: *Cue Love Island theme tune* Jamie “pulled us for a chat” early in 2021, we ran through his requirements and got him booked in for a 20 hour course with both the theory and practical test. Jamie had been struggling to get a...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

Top 10 UK Road Trips

We all need a nice getaway from time to time. We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at any time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights are right on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than...

Around the World in L-Plates: Learning to Drive Abroad

The pandemic slammed the brakes on globe-trotting during most of 2020 and 2021. Even the Tokyo Olympics were postponed for a year and most events behind closed doors. To quench your travel thirst, we’re going to jet around the world in L-plates and learn what it’s like to be a learner driver abroad. Japan Let’s start with our Olympic hosts! Learning to drive in Japan is quite similar to in the UK. In fact, you can exchange a Japanese licence...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Dillon from Manchester

Aaaaand breathe! It’s been a while since we brought you our favourite pass photo of the week, and through no fault of PassMeFast’s learners… Since tests resumed in April, passes have been flying in left, right and centre. But, because we’ve been so busy working through the covid backlog, pass photos were forced to go on the back burner for a little while. Anyway, we’re back in action and bringing you our favourite pass photo from the past week. This...

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

GB car sticker with 'cancel' cross through it

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...