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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...

What’s the Best Car to Learn to Drive in?

What's the best car to learn to drive in?

Brooklyn Beckham reportedly learned to drive in a Mercedes C-Class and Kendall Jenner got a Range Rover for her 16th birthday, but when most of us don the ‘L’ plates, we’re limited to more realistic options. That doesn’t mean settling though. There are some great vehicles out there, and we put that all-important question to our expert Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs): what’s the best car for learner drivers? We’ll also take you through what to look for when you’re ready...

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...

How To Check Your Blind Spots When Driving

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There are many potential dangers on the road, and missing things in your blind spots is a factor in many car accidents in the UK. Blind spots are areas that are obscured from your view in the driver’s seat, and big enough to hide entire vehicles. They pose a particular danger when you set off from standstill and when you change lanes, because you might not see cars, bikes and motorbikes as they come up alongside you. But it’s not...

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 To Be a Confident Driver: 11 Practical Tips

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Being in control of a vehicle can seem pretty scary, especially if you’re a new or inexperienced driver. It’s easy to let the nerves creep in. But don’t lose hope: there are actually two key ways in which you can become a confident driver. The first is to become a better, more skilful driver. The second is to take control of the things you can, to remain calm in the face of the things you can’t. Under these two headings,...

Can I Get Financial Help with Driving Lessons?

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For most, learning to drive is one of those investments for which you just have to grit your teeth and save up. Some people, though, do qualify for financial help with driving lessons. Charities and councils offer grants to individuals in certain situations, usually reserving their help for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, their carers, or anyone leaving care. They are usually means-tested (dependent on you having a low household income), and range from paying for a provisional licence...

Meet a CX Adviser: Paul

We’re already halfway through 2021—and already onto our sixth edition of Meet a CX Adviser this year alone! In case you’ve never checked out the series before, this is where we speak to our Customer Experience team and find out more about life at PassMeFast. In this article, we’ve spoken to Paul, who joined the team in the middle of 2020. How has his experience been at PassMeFast? Find out below! About Paul Age: 31 Do you have a driving licence?...

Explained: Road Positioning and Lane Discipline

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On your driving test, your examiner will be looking closely at your position on the road. Under this section of the mark sheet, there are two areas upon which they’ll be judging you. First: your road positioning. This includes how well you’re centred within your lane, and how you adapt your position when making a turn or overtaking. Secondly, lane discipline, and whether you can successfully choose the correct lane for your destination. It might seem basic, but steering into...

Applying for your Provisional Driving Licence — The Ultimate Guide

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The pink licence might be the Holy Grail of driving, but green is for go—and you can’t even get started until you’ve received your first green provisional driving licence. You’ll need it for everything: taking your theory test; booking in with a driving instructor… it’s basically your ticket to freedom! Thankfully, the application process is both quick and simple—but just in case you fall into any difficulties, we’ve put together a handy guide that tells you exactly how to go about...