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Our Pass Photo of the Week—Nicky from Leeds!

Pass photo of Sinikhiwe in PassMeFast frame

The wait is over, people! We finally have a brand new pass photo to share and celebrate. Since the UK went back into lockdown, driving lessons and tests have been suspended for the most part. While we completely appreciate the seriousness of the situation the world is in, we haven’t half missed seeing our students pass their tests! It feels like years since we last saw a pass photo, so when this landed on our desk we were over the moon.

Let’s not waste any more time! Find out who our top pass photo recipient is and how she even managed to get a driving test when they’re off limits to most people.

This week’s top pass photo of the week goes to… Nicky from Leeds!

Pass photo of student Sinikhiwe

Nicky’s pass story

Nicky actually first got in touch with PassMeFast all the way back in 2018. She took one of our course assessments and discovered that she needed around 20 hours of lessons to become test-ready. Being the busy gal that she is, Nicky actually took a bit of a break from driving at that point. In late 2020 though, she decided to kickstart her driving journey again.

We set her up on our 20 hour course in Leeds with instructor Satpal. The two got on well and lessons were going swimmingly until COVID-19 and the DVSA threw some hurdles her way. For everyone envious of the fact that Nicky managed to get a driving test this week, appreciate what she’s been through to get here. The DVSA cancelled and rescheduled not one, but three of Nicky’s driving tests! Not ideal.

As a result, Nicky’s hopes of earning a licence were pushed into 2021. And we all know what happened then. Hello yet another lockdown! Luckily, Nicky is a frontline emergency worker. As a result, her employer was able to secure her an emergency test appointment. Once this was on the calendar, she hopped back into the driver’s seat for a few refresher lessons with Satpal. After that, it was off to the test centre!

We were delighted to hear that Nicky managed to pass her test FIRST time. Now here she is as our top pass photo of the week! Congratulations, Nicky—and a big thank you for everything you do as a key worker.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel!

Ahhh, it’s good to be back. What’s even better is that after the Prime Minister’s announcement this week, it’s looking like lessons and tests could be returning in the next couple of months! Of course, this is yet to be confirmed, so keep hold of those horses for now. As soon as there’s an update you’ll find out about it on the PassMeFast Blog.

If you’re a key worker and you think you may qualify for an emergency test, have a read of our article covering who is eligible. Keep in mind that PassMeFast cannot book these for you—they can only be granted through your employer. If you do have a test appointment, PassMeFast can help you out! We have a range of instructors across Britain who are able to provide lessons for key workers.

As for everybody else? We’re currently setting up courses for those eager to earn their licences as soon as lockdown is lifted. Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get your name on the list! You can also book a course online.

We hope to be back very soon with another top pass photo of the week! Until then, good luck, happy driving and wash those hands!

By Isobel Robb

Isobel enjoys the freedom of the open road and loves driving to new places. She's here to offer helpful hints and tips to improve your motoring skills. When not keeping up to date with the latest driving info you can find her discovering new restaurants or exhausting her Netflix subscription.

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