Taking the Practical Test in Your Own Car

Taking the practical test in your own car

Many drivers wonder if they can take the driving practical test in their own car. After all, you want to try and make the experience of your driving test as predictable as possible. However, information on whether you actually can use your own car in the driving practical test is notoriously unreliable. Rumours about this are everywhere! Does the car need to have dual controls? Does the car have to have a certain sized engine? Can I take the test...

Guide to Passing the Hazard Perception Test

Pedestrians crossing the road—a driving hazard

As we’re sure you’re aware, there are two parts to the theory test: the first are the questions themselves, and the second is the hazard perception test. This has been a part of the theory test since 2002, and is designed to prepare you for dealing with the wide range of risks that you’ll encounter when driving in real life. Many people consider the hazard perception test to be one of the most daunting obstacles on the path to getting a...

TomTom Start 52—The Sat Nav Used in the Driving Test

What model sat nav will be used in the driving test?

As part of the driving practical test, all learner drivers will be expected to complete an independent driving section where you follow directions from a satellite navigation unit, or sat nav. This might sound simple enough, but there are many different types of sat nav. Which one will be used in the driving test, and what do you need to know about it? We explain everything you need to know in this helpful article. The TomTom Start 52 The precise model...

Is It Worth Taking A Pass Plus Course?

Red car over a book cartoon

Passing your driving test is a great achievement and you’ll likely be itching to get out on the open road. Along with the excitement, it’s also totally normal to feel a bit daunted by the prospect of driving without an instructor by your side. After many hours of teaching, you might be nervous about being trusted to navigate the road alone. It is a lot of responsibility! If this sounds like you, there are further available steps that will enhance...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

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 this time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights might be 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 any other means of transport, a car gives you the...

Learning to Drive with Anxiety

Keys with 'Learn to Drive' keyring

The process of learning to drive can be both exciting and stressful. For some, it can trigger a real sense of anxiety which is hard to shake and can hamper your progress. We get it—there are lots of new things to learn, it costs quite a bit of money, and you may even feel the burden of other peoples’ expectations weighing you down. When you see it laid out like that, it’s no wonder people get so nervous about driving!...

PassMeFast 2017: A Lookback

It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of another year! As we say goodbye to 2017, we’re looking back fondly on everything we’ve managed to achieve here at PassMeFast over the last 12 months. Join us as we review how we’ve grown throughout 2017, and—most importantly—helped more learners than ever to get their licence and get on the road. New areas At the start of 2017, PassMeFast covered only one county. Though we remain proud of our...

Here’s What Our Instructors Think of the Driving Test Changes

Earlier this month, on December 4th, 2017, the long-awaited driving test changes finally came into effect. These changes were hailed by the DVSA as a way to keep the driving test fit for purpose in modern Britain, and to reduce the number of young people killed in road collisions. However, the new test has proved controversial. On the day of the test changes, examiners across the UK went on strike in protest. They singled out the new manoeuvre, pulling up...

Merry Christmas from PassMeFast!

PassMeFast Christmas banner

Today, on behalf of the PassMeFast team, we’d just like to take a moment to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. We’re celebrating here at the PassMeFast offices—we hope you’re having a great time at home too! A few Christmas thanks This has been a fantastic year for 2017—and we’ve got so much to be thankful for. Thank you to everyone who got your licence with us this year. You put your faith in us, and we’re so...

West Yorkshire Driving Test Centres: Your Essential Guide

Huddersfield test centre

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you may have already noticed our ultimate guide to driving test centres in Greater Manchester, PassMeFast’s home county. However, our coverage area is much broader than that, taking in areas such as Yorkshire, Cheshire and Merseyside! This means that PassMeFast’s range of intensive driving courses are now available to millions of people! That’s why we’ve decided to compile a series to provide information on all the test centres we cover, county by county. In this article,...