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Accident While Learning to Drive? Here’s What to Do

Car accident at a junction in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Learning to drive can be a tricky process at the best of times. When things go awry, however, the situation can go from slightly stressful to a total meltdown. This is never more true than for those unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident while learning to drive. Making matters worse, the information surrounding accidents involving learners is often unclear. That’s why we’ve set about to dispel the myths and uncover the truth. In this guide, we’ll cover what...

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Learning To Drive

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Learning to drive is seen as an important milestone for many people, particularly teenagers. It’s so important, in fact, that many try to cross it off their list as soon as they hit 17—excited to gain the freedom of the roads. Of course, for some people, it’s not so simple. Depending on where you look and how intensively you choose to learn, it can be a costly and time-consuming affair. Whilst you might be tempted to put off learning to...

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Theory Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire theory test centres

We’re whizzing along with our theory test centre essential guides here at PassMeFast! Determined to leave no stone unturned and no learner driver in the dark, this week we’re moving on to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. With two theory test centres apiece, it’s a nice level playing field as we explore two counties famed for their rich history and beautiful scenery. If you call either one of these home, get ready to learn some serious facts and useful figures, as we...

Practising Driving Outside Lessons: What You Need to Know

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It should go without saying that the best person to teach you how to drive is a qualified driving instructor. After all, while your mum, dad or best friend might be a perfectly good driver, they’re likely to have their share of bad habits—and you’ll want to avoid picking them up yourself! Nonetheless, supplementing lessons from an instructor with extra time behind the wheel alongside friends and family is a smart move. The downside, however, is that practising driving outside lessons...

10 Tips to Help You Relax Before Your Driving Test

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While learning to drive can be a fun and rewarding experience, it’s not all rainbows and puppies. When the day of your practical test rolls around, the nerves are probably going to kick in. Be they mild, moderate, or severe (oh honey!), there are things you can do to relax before THE MOST IMPORTANT DRIVE OF YOUR LIFE. Just kidding! It’s really not that big of a deal. And, regardless, thinking of it like that will not help you to...

How to Find a Good Driving Instructor

One of the first steps in learning to drive is finding someone to actually teach you. Most learners opt to go with a professional, but a simple Google search for driving instructors and schools near you will bring up thousands of results. When you’re putting so much trust in someone to help you learn such an important and responsible skill, though, you want to know that they’re going to be good. You want to know whether they’ll help you pass...

Meet an Instructor: Anne

PassMeFast ADI Anne

So far, in our Meet an ADI series, we’ve shone the spotlight on our hardworking driving instructors in areas like Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Lancashire. Of course, with PassMeFast expanding rapidly across the UK, we’ve always got more instructors ready to profile. This month, we’re heading to Greater London to meet local ADI Anne! Anne’s been a part of the PassMeFast team since September 2018 and has 17 years of teaching experience under her belt. Let’s hear more about her...

Eyesight for Driving: Can You See Well Enough?

Driver wearing glasses

The DVLA and the police are cracking down on poor eyesight in drivers. If you’re learning to drive in the UK, you can expect not only to fail your practical test—almost before it starts—but also have your licence revoked if you are unable to prove sufficient eyesight for driving. And don’t get complacent once you pass: qualified drivers also risk losing their licence if shown to have inadequate vision. Avoid getting caught short by making sure you are aware of...

Can You Drive with One Eye?

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There are strict eyesight rules that all drivers are required to follow. But how does sight in only one eye—monocular vision—affect your legality and ability to drive? You may experience loss of sight in one eye before you ever start thinking about learning to drive, or develop the problem after you’ve passed your test and had your licence for years. Either way, you need to know what the DVLA has to say on the matter, whether you need to inform...

Can a Learner Driver Carry Child Passengers?

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We all know that there are certain restrictions learner drivers face that are over and above the rules qualified drivers are subject to—and rightly so. Safety on the roads is paramount, and the less experienced a driver is, the more they pose a risk to themselves and others. But what’s the deal with passengers? Can you take them in the car with you as a learner driver? Are there age limits involved, maximum numbers, or laws on where the passenger can...