A Look at Driving Tests in Europe

Here at the PassMeFast Blog, we’ve written enough on the UK driving test to fill a short novella. With the summer holidays here, though, we find our minds wandering away from our island’s shores and towards the continent. What are driving tests in Europe really like? In this article, we’ll compare what the process of learning to drive looks like across several European countries. You might find yourself wishing you could up sticks—or maybe thanking your lucky stars that you...

Liverpool Test Centre Closures

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If you keep up with PassMeFast news, you’ll be all too aware of how often the DVSA has to shut down test centres—or open new ones to keep up with long waiting times and examiner shortages. This month, the DVSA has closed two local test centres in the Liverpool area. Fortunately, as the saying goes: when one door closes, another one opens. A new test centre is due to open on Monday, so learners will be able to book their...

PassMeFast Launches in the West Midlands!

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It’s been a short while since we last came to a new county, and we’re sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath to find out where our next destination is! Today, we’re proud to unveil the newest county we cover: the West Midlands! Our courses are now available across the county, from Wolverhampton in the west through to Coventry in the east—not forgetting, of course, the city of Birmingham. To learn everything about our driving courses in the West Midlands,...

What to Do if You Fail the Practical Test

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You know what’s worse than those nerve-wracking minutes spent hovering in the practical test centre, waiting for an examiner to approach you and tell you ‘it’s time’? The moment you’re told you’ve failed the test. Followed closely by the (seemingly) long, sad drive back to your house. Yep, we’re not here to sugarcoat—it’s a pretty crappy feeling. The thing is, it’s also a feeling that just over half of the people who learn to drive will experience at least once....

Got Your Theory Test Tomorrow? 5 Last Minute Tips!

Before learner drivers can even think about booking their practical test, they must complete the first hurdle to learning to drive: passing the theory test. Some learners simply breeze through it; others find it a little trickier to get on top of all the revision. Through practice and hard work, though, you can get through the test and move on to the rest of your driving journey. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a few handy last minute...

Top 5 Driving Test Myths Debunked

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No matter whether your practical test is months away or right around the corner, we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard plenty about it. In fact, everyone seems to have an opinion, a “fact” or a horror story to share. Unfortunately, not everything they say is completely accurate. Driving test myths abound—and while you might think it’s easy to separate the fact from the fiction, some stories have become so prevalent that it’s not always as simple as you might hope....

10% Off All Driving Courses: Book Now!

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Happy bank holiday weekend everyone! PassMeFast wants to help you make the most of it, so we’ve knocked 10% off all of our courses! That’s right—book onto any of our courses this weekend and you’ll be treated to a cheeky discount. This amazing offer is already in full swing, so what are you waiting for?! Getting yourself a great deal could not be easier: Take your pick from our wide range of courses Call our team on 0333 123 4949, or book...

Understanding the National Speed Limit

The UK national speed limit sign on a country road

You’re driving along and a speed camera looms before you. There hasn’t been a speed limit sign for a while—and suddenly you realise you’re not 100% sure how fast you’re meant to be going. “What’s the speed limit?”, you ask your road trip buddy. “Oh, it’s the national speed limit”, they reply. All fine and dandy… as long as you know what that is. From studying for your theory test to road tripping around the UK, the national speed limit...

Celebrate Bank Holiday Weekend with 10% Off All Courses!

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In case you’ve been a bit out of it lately—what with all the hot weather we’ve been enjoying—there’s a bank holiday coming up. And we all know there’s nothing we love more than a bank holiday. You can spend extra time with friends and family, plan an exciting adventure or just enjoy a relaxing day off work. To make this bank holiday a bit more special, however, PassMeFast is here to give you an exclusive offer: 10% off all our...

Manual vs Automatic Pass Rates: 2017/18

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One of the key choices any driver must make is between manual or automatic transmission. There are varied arguments for both options: manual fans love the interactive nature of the driving experience, while auto drivers are thankful they don’t have to deal with constant gear changes. For a learner, however, one factor may come to the fore: which am I more likely to pass in? Are automatic pass rates best, or should you stick to manual? With most people perceiving...