LEARNER DRIVERS ON MOTORWAYS FROM

 4 JUNE 2018

Learner drivers can take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor from 4 June 2018. 


From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.

This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.

At the moment, you can only have motorway lessons after you’ve passed your driving test. Some newly-qualified drivers take lessons through the voluntary Pass Plus scheme.


How the change will work

Learner drivers will need to be:

accompanied by an approved driving instructor

driving a car fitted with dual controls

Any motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them.


Preparing drivers for a lifetime of safe driving

The changes are being made to allow learner drivers to:

  • Get broader driving experience before taking their driving test
  • Get training on how to join and leave the motorway, overtake and use lanes correctly
  • Practice driving at higher speeds
  • Understand motorway specific traffic signs
  • Understand what to do if a vehicle breaks down on a motorway
  • Improve their confidence to drive on the motorway unsupervised after passing their driving test


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