Motorway Lessons Confirmed for Learner Drivers
by Sarah Lomas
Learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland have been given the green light to undertake driving lessons on motorways from 2018, the government has announced.
The Department for Transport said that lessons would be in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor. At the moment, only those who have passed their test are allow to drive on motorways.
While there are post-driving test schemes such as Pass Plus, a six hour motorway driving course, Government figures reveal that only 3% of drivers take it.
It is hoped that the changes will make the UK roads safer by giving drivers more experience before they pass their test. Many new drivers are unaware of motorway driving laws such as overtaking in right hand lanes and hogging middle lanes.
We asked our Twitter followers what they thought of the changes.
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