Why Does the DVSA Cancel Driving Tests? Top Reasons in 2017/18

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Anyone who’s ever received a cancellation email from the DVSA will know the sinking feeling it brings. You’ve put in so much hard work, prepared for your driving test and gone through some serious nerves—all for your driving dreams to be put on hold. Unfortunately, this isn’t a rare event. In fact, cancelled driving tests are an unfortunate reality for thousands of learners every year. In 2017/18, the DVSA cancelled more tests than in any year since 2010/11: almost 100,000. But...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in July

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Greetings driving enthusiasts! Yep, it’s that time again—we’re back with another round-up of our favourite pass photos. In the month that saw British people collectively cave in and admit that, come on, we appreciate a bit of sun but it’s a bit TOO HOT now thank you very much, some people still managed to pass their driving test! We’re not sure how they did it, to be honest—we’ve barely been able to muster the strength to refill the ice trays....

Which Test Centres Had the Best and Worst Pass Rates in 2017/18?

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Here at PassMeFast, we’re firm believers that your test results come down to you—not the stats. Nonetheless, road conditions—and, thus, test conditions—do vary across the country. It’s for this reason that many of us wonder where our local area stands in comparison to others. But where exactly are the best and worst test centre pass rates? The answer, in fact, changes all the time. Old test centres close down each year, making way for new ones. Meanwhile, existing test centres with a...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in July

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As a leading driving school, PassMeFast helps thousands of learners to pass their driving test each year. We take great pride in seeing the roster of PassMeFast alumni grow each month—and we’re pleased to report that July was no exception. To celebrate this, we wanted to highlight some of this month’s star performers and share what they had to say about their PassMeFast experiences. Their reviews stand as a testament to the hard work that learners and instructors put in. Without...

Do I Need to Take My Theory Test Certificate to My Practical Driving Test?

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It’s the morning of your driving test. The big day you’ve been preparing for since you first parked your bum in that driver’s seat. You’ve consumed a hearty breakfast, dressed in your finest comfy-yet-practical attire and your instructor has just arrived to take you to the test centre. You set off, armed with your provisional licence and a positive mindset. You’re good to go! …Right? Well, according to the DVSA’s test day checklist, not quite. The official guidelines state that,...

July 2018: News Roundup

Welcome to July 2018’s edition of PassMeFast’s monthly news roundup. Here, we’ll cover the latest developments from across the world of motoring. So, don’t fret if you missed any of this month’s biggest stories: they’re all here! In this rundown, we’ll cover the release of the latest driving test statistics. Next, we’ll look at new eyesight warnings from the DVLA, followed by a new road safety campaign. After that, we’ll examine Greater Manchester’s new ‘Beelines’ scheme, before moving onto new...

How Much Does the Driving Test Cost?

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Your driving course is coming to an end. You’ve started from the basics, covered all your advanced manoeuvres and have slowly progressed in terms of both skill and confidence. Now, there’s just one last obstacle to overcome before you get your hands on that full UK driving licence: the practical test. Unfortunately, the test doesn’t come for free. Yep, you’re going to have to pay to go through the stressful ordeal of taking your practical test. But how much, exactly,...

Top 5 Ways To Impress Your Driving Examiner

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There’s nothing that gets learner drivers as frazzled and nervous as finishing their lessons and going in for their driving test. With the pressure on, many find it difficult to keep enough of a level head to pass. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. As experts on every aspect of driving, we’ve no shortage of practical test tips to help you impress your driving examiner. Read on to boost your chances of driving away with a shiny new licence! Before we...

Meet an ADI: Shamsher

Meet an ADI: Shamsher

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the PassMeFast Blog, you’re sure to have noticed our Meet an ADI series. If not—where have you been?! In this series, we’re profiling the driving instructors who make up the beating heart of the PassMeFast team. They’re living proof that not all heroes wear capes—sometimes, they’re sat in the passenger seat of a car, providing invaluable guidance and friendly encouragement to a nervous learner (and generally prefer a sensible pair of shoes to spandex)....

Tailgating—When It Comes To Driving, How Close Is Too Close?

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Chances are you’ve had a personal experience—or two—with tailgating. Even if you haven’t been tailgated yourself, you’ve probably witnessed it: vehicles driving nose to bumper with the person in front. It’s much more than an annoying road habit, though, and can cause road rage as well as avoidable collisions. It can be difficult to assess the right gap to leave when driving, so it’s understandable that some tailgating takes place. But is it ever excusable? We’ll explain what tailgating is,...