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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...

Theory Test Topics Explained: Motorway Rules

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! If you’ve been eagerly waiting for the next instalment in our Theory Test Topics Explained series, your wait is over! We’re back and ready to help you build up your theory test knowledge so that you can breeze through the theory test. This month, we’re looking at the sixth topic out of the fourteen used by the DVSA’s question bank: motorway rules. We’re going to walk you through what this topic is all about, give you example...

How-To Guide: Meeting Oncoming Traffic

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! It’s that time of the month again. We’re back once more with a new instalment in our How-To Guide series. Continuing on with the theme of driving fundamentals, we’re focusing our attention on meeting oncoming traffic—something that you’ll need to safely do day in and day out as a driver. In this guide, we’re going to walk you through who has the right of way on roads and the steps involved in meeting oncoming traffic. We’ve even...

Meet an Instructor: Lesley

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back with the latest instalment in our Meet an ADI series. So, if you’re eager to get to know more about our fleet of DVSA-approved instructors, buckle your seatbelts! This month, we’ll be learning more about female instructor Lesley, who joined the PassMeFast team last year and is based in Hampshire. With four years of teaching experience under her belt, Lesley has lots to share. Get to know more about her below! About Lesley Age: 61...

New Pass Rate Data Out! Q3 2020/21 Stats Revealed

As of late, we’ve not had much news in the way of driving tests. That’s because the most recent national lockdown has put a stop to almost all testing across the country. However, the DVSA have just dropped some new statistics, giving us a glimpse of the most recent data available. We’re going to break down the figures and show you all the latest info! Oct–Dec 2020: Just under a quarter of a million practical tests The stats are out,...

Police and Authorised Person Hand Signals Explained

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Signs and signals play a key role in helping to keep drivers safe on the roads—but it isn’t just permanent signs you need to look out for. Certain authorised people can also direct you by giving you hand signals. But because you probably won’t see the police and others using hand gestures all that often, you might not recognise them when you do. We’re here to help rectify that. We’ll take you through who has the authority to stop your...

Distracted Driving and How To Avoid It

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Distracted driving is where you don’t focus solely on your actions as a driver, because you’re physically or mentally preoccupied with something else. Even small things can cause distraction—and we often don’t realise the full impact they have on our concentration. Drifting attentiveness can lead to drifting lanes, failing to spot hazards and slower reflexes. It’s a crucial issue to address in order to stay safe on the roads. Both new and experienced drivers are at risk from the dangers...

Highways England Wants to Hear from YOU: How Can The Highway Code Be Improved?

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As a nation, the people of the UK are quite an opinionated bunch. Lord knows we have plenty to say about how other people act on the road, anyway! The DVSA and Highways England have launched a consultation for members of the public, which presents an opportunity for you to put your griping to good use. So, whether it’s cyclists, pedestrians, or drivers whose behaviour often gets your goat, you now have a chance to get your voice heard—and maybe...

Driving Abroad for the First Time: Tips and Tricks

Heading off on holiday is always an exciting prospect—but it can also be stressful. This is certainly the case if you decide to take the wheel away while from home. There can be an almost dizzying array of rules to follow and precautions to take. Don’t let this put you off, though! Getting on the road can help make your trip even more rewarding, allowing you to discover places off the beaten path and fit more into your itinerary. All...

Meet a Booking Agent: Maisie

Ready to get to know another member of the PassMeFast team? We’re stepping behind the curtain once more for this month’s edition of Meet a Booking Agent! This time, we’ll be learning more about Maisie, who’s been helping our northern learners through their courses since mid-2020. Here’s what happened when we caught up with her. About Maisie Age: 19 Do you have a driving licence? Yep! At what age did you pass your test? 17 How many times did it take...