Learner drivers allowed on motorways from 4th June 2018
From Monday 4th 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.
Currently, you can only have motorway driving lessons after you’ve passed your practical driving test.
At the moment, people who have passed their driving test can take lessons through the voluntary Pass Plus scheme.
How the new motorway driving lessons will work
Learner drivers will need to be:
- accompanied by an approved driving instructor (ADI)
- 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.
Driving instructors and examiners will be updated about he changes and the changes to the highway code will be added.
Will you have to do motorway lessons with your driving school?
It’s not compulsory but these new changes can help you overcome your fear of motorways, or any concerns you may have. Our Blackpool Driving School will be positively implementing this new change as we feel our learner drivers will hugely benefit from it. However, if you feel you would rather not take a motorway lesson then we will respect your wishes.
What motorway will you take driving lessons on?
As our driving school is based in Blackpool we are fairly close to the M55 motorway, your driving instructor will start you off there. If you and your instructor feel like taking things further then you can drive on the M6 North or Southbound, or anywhere you fancy….ROAD TRIP! 🙂
What speed can I go on a motorway?
The speed limit on a motorway is 70mph. Before we take you on a motorway, our driving school will ensure that you’ve first practiced dual carriageways/country roads so you are used to driving at faster speeds.
Until the law changes on 4th June 2018 it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway.
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