Learner Drivers Allowed on Motorways
From today (Monday 4th June) provisional learner drivers are now able to take motorway driving lessons after a driving law change has come into force across the UK. Learner Drivers will be able to take to the nations busiest highways across the country when accompanied by an approved driving instructor meeting certain criteria.
Why Are Motorway Lessons Allowed?
The rule changes from the DVSA, have been introduced to help new motorists better equip themselves in motorway driving. It will also give learner drivers the chance to drive at higher speeds, understand motorway traffic signs and understand what to do if a vehicle breaks down on a motorway.
In addition to this, it will allow new drivers to get broader driving experience before taking their driving test and get training on how to join and leave the motorway, overtake and use lanes correctly.
Based on the guidelines by the DVSA, motorway lessons will not be available for all learner drivers. Motorway lessons will only be available to:
– those accompanied by an approved driving instructor
– and when the car is fitted with dual controls.
With Bill Plant Driving School’s nationwide instructor base and dual controlled tuition vehicles, we are therefore naturally the perfect choice for motorway driving lessons across the UK. Any motorways lessons will be voluntary and it will be up to the driving instructor to decide when and if the learner driver is competent to take them.
Are Motorway Lessons A Good Idea?
Many people are suggesting Driving Lessons now including motorway driving will enable learners to further advance their confidence and ability before taking their driving test. It is even suggested by Insurance provider Tempcover, motorway driving lessons can lower car insurance premiums in the long-term.
To enquire or book your motorway driving lessons from Bill Plant Driving School for the link or call 0330 555 2254.
Do you want to learn more about driving on the motorway during your driving lessons? Have a read through the new motorway driving rules for learners.