Latest News

Read the latest news from Drive Fareham, including updates about our business, car and pupils, as well as information on the latest news affecting driving and learning to drive.

  • How Many Lessons?

    How Many Lessons?

    We often get asked “how many lessons will I need to pass my test?”  The answer is never a straightforward one as everyone is different and we tailor our approach to meet the needs, speed and style of each individual pupil to try to get the maximum out of everyone in the minimum time.  So […]
  • Drive Fareham’s Pass Rate

    Drive Fareham’s Pass Rate

    A common question we get is about our pass rate for our pupils taking the practical driving test…   Drive Fareham’s 1st time pass rate is 74% * The national average stands at just 21% You can see a significant difference in the likelihood of passing if you choose the right instructor, who prepares you […]
  • Great 1st Time Pass for Amy!

    Great 1st Time Pass for Amy!

    Congratulations to Amy with a great 1ST TIME PASS this morning. A great drive and a great result that I know means a lot with the freedom and and independence it will give Amy and her family. Well done Amy!
  • Driving Test Cancellation Booking

    Driving Test Cancellation Booking

    If you want to take your practical driving test soon, but the next available tests are too far away, then try using this service to automatically check and book an earlier test as soon as anyone cancels one: Book Earlier Driving Test Slot It does cost £18, but this is a fraction of the cost […]
  • First Time Pass for Daryl!

    First Time Pass for Daryl!

    Congratulations to Daryl Edwards who passed his test FIRST TIME this morning with an excellent calm and smooth drive. He’s a great addition to our roads and will be a great driver, well done Daryl!
  • 1st Time Pass for Stevie

    1st Time Pass for Stevie

    Congratulations to Stevie Williams on an awesome FIRST TIME PASS! Well done Stevie and we will see you soon for your Pass Plus course to enhance your skills further.
  • Great start to the year for Bradley!

    Great start to the year for Bradley!

    Congratulations to Bradley who passed his car driving test 1st time with Drive Fareham Driving School. Having already got his bike licence, Bradley now has the freedom to choose 2 or 4 wheels. Well done and safe driving Bradley!
  • Damien Achieves his goal with Drive Fareham!

    Damien Achieves his goal with Drive Fareham!

    Well done to Damien who passed his test today! He has worked hard to achieve his goal and I look forward to welcoming him back for a motorway lesson in the future. All the best Damien!
  • First time pass for Charlotte!

    First time pass for Charlotte!

    Congratulations to Charlotte who passed her driving test FIRST TIME this morning with just 2 driver faults (minors)! A really good drive and a pleasure working with, safe driving Charlotte!
  • First time pass and Perfect score for Stuart!

    First time pass and Perfect score for Stuart!

    What a result! FIRST TIME PASS and a PERFECT SCORE from Stuart Smith this morning! Stuart demonstrated the skills he had shown on his lessons and the examiner was very pleased with the excellent drive. Well done and safe driving Stuart!
  • Great pass for Michael!

    Great pass for Michael!

    Great result from Michael Gray today passing his driving test! Great road sense and a very capable and confident driver who was easy to help. Safe driving Michael and well done!
  • Paul Passes 1st Time

    Paul Passes 1st Time

    Congratulations to Paul Robertson who passes his test today 1st time! A nice drive and a good driver. Working with Drive Fareham we just had to refine Paul’s natural skills and it only took a few lessons for him to be up to driving test standard.
  • Learner and Young Driver Insurance

    Learner and Young Driver Insurance

    We have partnered with marmalade who specialise in insurance for younger drivers. Whether you are a learner with your own car or want to drive your parent’s car just for a short period, click below for a quote. They also insurance drivers who have just passed their test. Insurance Quote with marmalade and Drive Fareham […]
  • RoSPA Gold award

    RoSPA Gold award

    I am pleased to announce that I have achieved the RoSPA Gold Advanced Driving award today. “A RoSPA gold is the highest civilian driving standard available and the holder will be a master of his or her art.” As your instructor at Drive Fareham, this is part of my commitment to maintaining the highest standards […]
  • Driving Test Changes

    Driving Test Changes

    Whether you’re planning on taking your test before or after the driving test changes on the 4th December, we develop the skills you need regardless and we’re ready for the changes as a result. Feel free to drop us a message if you’d like to talk about the new test.
  • Another 1st time pass

    Another 1st time pass

    A great FIRST TIME PASS for Yan Farrell on his driving test today. Just a single driver fault (minor). Yan had great natural talent that just needed refinement working with Drive Fareham to perfect. Safe driving Yan!
  • Perfect Driving Test Pass for Elly!

    Perfect Driving Test Pass for Elly!

    Amazing 0 driver fault test pass from Elly Mills this morning! As the examiner said "that's how it's done!"   A virtually perfect drive in the eyes of the examiner and credit to Elly who having gained confidence in our lessons, showed off her excellent driving skills. Well done and safe driving Elly!    
  • Pass Rate!

    Pass Rate!

    A common question we get is about our pass rate for our pupils taking the practical driving test… In 2017 so far, Drive Fareham’s pass rate is 78% (national average is around 49%), with a 1st time pass rate of 71% (average is just 21%). Pass rates are certainly not the only factor to be […]
  • Sophie with a great FIRST TIME PASS!

    Sophie with a great FIRST TIME PASS!

    Amazing drive from Sophie Kemp to pass her test FIRST TIME with just 2 driver faults (minors)! Excellent work from Sophie who was a pleasure to work with.
  • First Time Pass for Adam!

    First Time Pass for Adam!

    A FIRST TIME pass from Adam McMaster today with a great drive only picking up 3 minor driver faults along the way. A great drive, good driver and we had a laugh whilst working together. Well done Adam and safe driving!
  • Almost Perfect Drive!

    Almost Perfect Drive!

    A brilliant drive from Shannon Leech today to pass her driving test today with just 1 driver fault (minor). So nearly a perfect drive, well done Shannon!
  • Great 1st Time Pass for Jordon!

    Great 1st Time Pass for Jordon!

    Another brilliant FIRST TIME PASS with Drive Fareham! Really well done to Jordon who passed with just 4 minor driving faults. A really good drive, good driver and a good addition to our roads, congratulations Jordon!
  • Another 1st time test pass

    Another 1st time test pass

    Another 1st time pass for one of Drive Fareham’s pupils today. She wants to remain anonymous, but she’ll be a great driver now she’s conquered the nerves on her test. Well done!
  • RoSPA Advanced Driving award

    RoSPA Advanced Driving award

    We are pleased to announce that Drive Fareham’s instructor passed the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test. Demonstrating that your instructor is an advanced driver and can practice what he preaches to pupils. Next on the radar is to achieve the highest, gold standard.
  • 1st attempt pass from Tom

    1st attempt pass from Tom

    Congratulations to Tom Newman on passing his driving test at the 1st attempt with us at Drive Fareham. Tom has been a pleasure to work with and I have no doubt he will be a safe and positive addition to our roads. Well done Tom!
  • Congratulations Jacky!

    Congratulations Jacky!

    Congratulations to Jacky Sykes for passing her driving test today! A great drive and a very happy Jacky. It was a pleasure to help Jacky on her route to driving and we wish her safe driving in her new Suzuki Swift (inspired by our car!)!
  • New Driving Test Changes from December 2017

    New Driving Test Changes from December 2017

    The driving test for cars is changing from the 4th December 2017. The changes are designed to make the test more representative of real world driving.   Here at Drive Fareham Driving School we already teach all of the skills that you would need to handle the new changes, so whether you’ll be preparing for […]
  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    It’s been a lovely spring day for some advanced driver training.  We are making sure that your instructor is trained to a high-level and can practice what he preaches to all of our pupils. With help from RoSPA.
  • Good Luck Funbi

    Good Luck Funbi

    Today we said goodbye to one of our pupils, Funbi, who is moving to Leeds for a new job. We’ve worked together on her driving journey so far and have no doubt that she’ll pass her test and go on to be a safe driver! Good luck Funbi!
  • 6 points for phone users behind the wheel

    6 points for phone users behind the wheel

    From today anyone caught using a handheld phone behind the wheel will get 6 points on their licence.  For new drivers in their first 2 years, that would take you right back to needing to pass your test again.   Regardless of the points, it simply isn’t worth risking the safety of you and anyone […]
  • Another positive week

    Another positive week

    Another week helping people become safe drivers. A nice highlight today with a new pupil finishing their 1st lesson and being greeted by excited parents eager to hear how she got on. Nice to see the parents invested as part of the team with their child and us all working towards the same goal 🙂
  • Driving Test Changes

    Driving Test Changes

    Changes to the driving test are coming, but no dates have been announced yet. Drive Fareham will keep our pupils updated when further announcements are made. After trials runs and consultations, the expected changes are likely to include: Increasing the existing ‘independent driving’ part of the test from 10 to 20 minutes. Due to a […]
  • Learning in the Fog

    Learning in the Fog

    Very foggy out there today. Great opportunity for our advanced learners to experience challenging conditions with Drive Fareham’s guidance, but best to avoid for our newer learners still learning the ropes.   We’ll advise all of our pupils.
  • Busy Start to 2017

    Busy Start to 2017

    It has been a busy start to 2017 with lots of people acting on their new year resolutions to learn to drive and choosing Drive Fareham driving school to help them. As a result we are pretty booked up until the end of February, but if you would like to learn with us then drop […]
  • It’s cold outside!

    It’s cold outside!

    January is upon us, it’s freezing outside, so maybe it’s time to take the car instead of waiting at the bus stop! Spaces for lessons in January are filling up fast but we still have some gaps on weekday daytimes; contact us to book in.
  • Happy New Year from Drive Fareham

    Happy New Year from Drive Fareham

    We would like to wish all of of customers, followers and future customers a very happy new year. Safe driving in 2017!
  • Learners to be allowed on Motorways

    Learners to be allowed on Motorways

    Great news that learners drivers will be allowed on motorways with an Approved Driving Instructor and dual control car.  This will help prepare drivers far more for the ‘real world’s after they pass their test. Read more here: https://twitter.com/DVSAgovuk/status/814747128950046720?s=09
  • Clearing up the Foggy Fog Light advice

    Clearing up the Foggy Fog Light advice

    There’s a lot of advice out there (correctly) about making sure to have your fog lights on when visibility is below 100m.  But what about the downsides of using fog lights when they aren’t needed? Driving home tonight highlighted an issue to me where there is little said about the possible consequences of having your […]
  • New Flyers Around Town

    New Flyers Around Town

    Keep an eye out for our new flyers around town.
  • New Facebook Page

    New Facebook Page

    Our new Facebook page has now been launched and is one of the many way you can get in touch with us. Check it out at www.Facebook.com/drivefareham
  • Texting and Driving is Very Dangerous

    Texting and Driving is Very Dangerous

    This video made by the AA brings into focus how dangerous texting and driving can be. Video
  • Driving Test Changes Announced

    Driving Test Changes Announced

    Following trials of a new driving test format the Government are now set to introduce the new-style Driving test this year (or early next year) after the results of a public consultation.  The changes are to: increase the ‘independent driving’ part of the test from 10 to 20 minutes ask candidates to follow directions from […]
  • Drive Fareham’s New Car – Suzuki Swift

    Drive Fareham’s New Car – Suzuki Swift

    Check out Drive Fareham’s new car, a Suzuki Swift SZ3!  Got a few toys on it including Sat-Nav and reverse parking sensors to aid on those manoeuvres, in addition to the visual treats like rear spoiler and 16″ alloys.  It’s pretty nippy and has a firm suspension which makes it handle really well around corners.  Looking […]