Learner drivers allowed on motorway

March 1st, 2018 by Linda Edwards

As from the 4th June 2018, learner drivers will be allowed on motorways but only if accompanied by a fully qualified driving instructor and only in a dual controlled car.

This is great news as it means that learners can gain more experience and broaden their experience before they sit the practical test making them better prepared for driving independently when they pass the test. The motorway lessons will be voluntary but for those that take this opportunity it will train them on how to enter and exit the motorway, lane positioning and driving at higher speeds, and how to safely overtake when necessary.

This news is one of the biggest shake ups in the driver training industry for years and comes nearly 60 years after the first stretch of motorway opened in the UK.

It is important for everyone to understand that anyone who practices driving with friends or family in their own car must not go onto the motorway, this is only legal if supervised by a fully qualified driving instructor in a dual controlled car, instructors will decide when a student has reached an acceptable standard of skill and ability before allowing them to drive on the motorway.

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