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Plans To Let Learner Drivers Have Motorway Lessons Revealed!

New plans have revealed that learner drivers will now be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways with an instructor, if the car is fitted with dual controls.

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Learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways before passing their driving test under the new plans set out on the 30th December 2016, by Transport Minister Andrew Jones.

At present, you can only have driving lessons on motorways after you’ve passed your driving test. Under the new plans, leaner drivers would have to be accompanied by an approved driving instructor, and the car fitted with dual controls, to be able to have motorway lessons.

The motorway lessons would be voluntary, meaning it would be up to the instructor’s judgement whether they think the learner driver is ready to have motorway lessons.

Any changes to current law would be well-publicised before coming into effect. Until then, it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway.

There is a public consultation open until 17th of February 2017. Have your say here.

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