September 2018 News Roundup

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Hello motoring enthusiasts! It’s that time of the month again when we look back on the biggest recent news stories. In September’s roundup, we’ll cover everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. Firstly, there’s a new blood test to detect when you’re too drowsy to drive. We’ll then move to China for a very different (and much less successful) test. We’ll take a look at IKEA‘s foray into “Spaces on Wheels” and see how they could transform our cities. After that,...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in September

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Greetings learner drivers and driving enthusiasts! It’s officially the end of September. You know what that means—we’re waving goodbye to summer and saying hello to autumn. Dreading the dark mornings? Hate the idea of taking driving lessons in the freezing cold? It’s not the end of the world—learners are still passing their test, despite the turn in the weather. In fact, autumn and winter can be the best time of year to learn to drive. Both seasons provide learners with...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in September

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We’ve reached the end of another month and, with this one, another season. Yes, it’s time to wave goodbye to summer (sob) and say hello to autumn! Don’t fret, though—it’s not all dark mornings and plummeting temperatures. In fact, if you think about it, this time of year provides the exact conditions under which us Brits are designed to thrive. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold and the sun still makes the odd appearance! Plus, who doesn’t love...

The Worst Driving Offences of All Time

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We all know that driving a car is a big responsibility. The skills and knowledge you learn during your L-plate days are not just intended to get you through the test—they’re lessons for life. The hard truth is that bad driving can (and, sadly, frequently does) have fatal consequences. Before delving into some stories of serious and shocking driving offences, we want to emphasise that respecting the rules of the road is incredibly important. It’s about protecting you, the ones...

Driving on Holiday: What You Need to Know

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There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road and exploring a new destination with the freedom and convenience of a trusty automobile. That’s probably why us Brits love a good road trip. With summer soon coming to an end, now is the perfect time to squeeze in a last minute jaunt abroad. Will you be winding through the quaint villages of southern France? Or cruising down Route 66 in a convertible? Both sound pretty good to us right now! If...

What Happens if I Get 6 Points Within 2 Years of Driving?

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After passing your driving test, there’s a lifetime of freedom and enjoyment awaiting you. But with great power comes great responsibility, and drivers who break the rules risk punishment. Depending on the offence, you may receive points—known as endorsements—on your licence. And, since the New Drivers Act of 1995 came into force, accumulating 6 points within your first 2 years of driving will cause your licence to be revoked. What does a revoked licence mean? Having your driving licence revoked effectively...

August 2018: News Roundup

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of August! Yep, our long, hot summer is drawing to a close. Many of us will spend the next few months pining for those sunny days, while others will secretly be jumping for joy that cooler weather is here (not to mention the #pumpkinspicelatte season). Here at PassMeFast, though, we’re all driving, all the time. With this in mind, it would be remiss of us to wave goodbye to...

Our Top 5 Pass Photos in August

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Welcome back to another rundown of our top 5 pass photos of the month! August has been a bit of a funny one—started with sweltering heat and then descended into the unpredictable rain showers we’ve come to know and love. We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone, eh? Oh well, all of that sunshine was getting rather suspicious… Anyway! Through rain and shine, the PassMeFast students have been out on the road doing us proud. The back-to-school vibe...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in August

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Greetings learner drivers and driving enthusiasts! It’s the end of the month, so you know what that means—we’re back with a new edition of our favourite customer reviews. While you were busy trying to enjoy the last dregs of the hot weather, learner drivers across the UK were flexing their newfound driving skills and passing their practical test. To celebrate this month’s top performers, we’ve picked out our top 5 customer reviews in August. Take a look below to read...

Box Junction Rules: Everything You Need To Know

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Junctions. Sooner or later (and usually sooner), you’ll have to tackle them. There are T-junctions, crossroads, unmarked junctions, those with traffic lights or filters… some are easier to navigate than others, and one of the more complex types is the box junction. Confused or worried about approaching the dreaded yellow box? Our guide to navigating them explains just how simple they really are—so long as you know a couple of key box junction rules. What is a box junction? Box...