Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways from 2018

Chris Gayling, Transport Secretary has announced that the law will be changed to allow leaner drivers onto our motorways in a bid to improve road safety. The new drivers will have to be in dual-control car with an approved driving instructor. The government explained that the change was to give new learners a “broader range of real-life experiences and better prepare them for independent driving.” Gayling went on to say, “younger drivers are up to seven times more likely to be killed or seriously injured compared with drivers over twenty-five and lack of experience is an important factor. 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.”

Even with access in their lessons, motorway driving will not be included into the driving test.

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