Our Pass Photo of the Week—Melissa from Manchester!

Look who’s back with a brand-new pass! Yep, it’s PassMeFast. All the credit should go to Melissa, though — she’s the one who passed both her theory and practical tests FIRST TIME.

Here’s Melissa’s pass story:

Bumpy beginnings

If you’re learning to drive in post-pandemic Gret Britain, this will probably all sound very familiar. Melissa booked her 20-hour course around the end of 2020 — probably the worst ever time to learn to drive. But, needs must, so Melissa cracked on with it despite the challenges.

Making the theory look eeeeasy

With Melissa living in Manchester, it was fairly easy to fast-track her theory test because there are a couple of large test centres local to her. We secured a test for the week that she asked us, and she went and did the tough bit; passing her test with flying colours.

With the paperwork done, it was time to move to the practical.

Covid-shaped spanner in the works

Shortly after passing her theory test, tougher lockdown restrictions got tougher and so did our search for her driving test! We put Melissa’s test into our fast-track system to try and navigate around the restrictions and get her a test at the soonest possible date. We managed to get her a test for March, but before we could even send Melissa the test date, the DVSA cancelled due to an extension of lockdown…

No drama, though — this is why we’re here. Like water off a car’s windscreen, we took it on the bumper and set the wheels in motion to find Melissa another test.

Test secured!

Clearly a bit of a tough cookie, Melissa not only learned to drive during a pandemic but also moved house! We worked around her other plans and booked a test that she was happy with. Once the test was secured she was out behind the wheel with Shahid, her PassMeFast instructor, building her confidence and getting ready to pass.


And that’s exactly what she did. Melissa smashed her driving test and passed in one attempt! It’s safe to say she was pretty chuffed with her performance but if the photo doesn’t confirm that, her review certainly does:

“Very prompt at getting in touch and with any replies. Great fast-track service which put me in touch with a great driving instructor, Shahid. Passed both my theory and my driving test first time which I never thought I would!”

Thanks, Melissa! Now, who’s next?

We loved helping Melissa get her driving licence, especially during such a tough time. She was a pleasure to deal with and rolled with all the punches that the pandemic threw!

Want to follow in Melissa’s tyre tracks and get your licence ASAP? Book with PassMeFast to get fast-tracked tests and expert tuition from DVSA-registered instructors.

By Sam Plant

Sam spent the first 2 years of his PassMeFast career with the Customer Experience team, and now he’s sharing his driving experience with the rest of the world! When not writing, you can find Sam reading, playing games, or following Port Vale.

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