Learner motorway driving for 2018

The government have just (13th August 2017) announced that they will be allowing learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland to have lessons on the motorway by next year.  The lessons would, however, still need to be in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.  It will apply only to cars, not to motorbikes.

Motorway driving with an approved driving instructor

Currently only those who have passed their test can drive on a motorway, but the law change in 2018 is set to make UK roads safer.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said “Allowing learners to drive on motorways in a supportive environment will help them develop a practical understanding of how to use motorways safely before driving independently.”

Motorway Driving Exeter

Until now, our learners have not been able to drive on the M5, close to Road Masters Driving School.  This change in the law is going to make it, not only easier for our instructors to give tuition on the faster, and more dangerous roads for first time drivers, but will also give our pupils the experience and confidence they need once they head out on to the motorway on their own.

Government figures show that only about 3% of new drivers take the Pass Plus course, so it is a sensible step for the government to improve road safety on the motorways.

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