The Driving & Vehicles Standards Agency has finally announced the date that learners will be able to head out on to UK motorways – June 4th.
Learners will only be allowed on to motorways if they are with an approved driving instructor (ADI) in a car fitted with dual controls. It means if an issue should arise during the motorway lesson, the ADI will be able to step in and take over quickly.
What the Change Means for Students
The DVSA says that motorway driving is strictly voluntary and will not be included in the driving test. Critically, it will be up to instructors to decide if they feel their students are ready to head out on to Britain’s busy network of motorways.
Remember though that until the new law comes into play, it is still illegal for a learner to drive on a motorway and, if you’re a trainee motorcyclist, you still won’t be allowed on to them after the new law is introduced.
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