Department for Transport considers letting learners on motorways
Source : Department for Transport considers letting learners on motorways
Learners could be offered motorway training as part of learning to drive
Under a scheme to improve road safety from the UK, the Department for Transport can be considering allowing learner drivers to experience motorway driving ahead of taking their test.
Learners are currently forbidden through motorways altogether. The only motorway driver training course, Pass Plus, can be not permitted until after drivers have passed their test.
The proposed change from the law might allow learners onto the motorway before passing their test, yet only in a dual-controlled car with an approved instructor alongside them. The proposed scheme aims to make newly-qualified drivers safer when venturing out onto the motorway alone.
However, there are no plans to make motorway driving part of the mandatory test route at present. Motorway training might only be voluntary, offering an added opportunity to learner drivers to gain experience, rather than being a necessity of gaining a driving licence.
The RAC welcomes the news, yet argues of which the proposal doesn’t go far enough. of which believes motorway driving should be compulsory in lessons in addition to during the driving test. A 2014 survey conducted by the group revealed of which 86% of learners wanted motorway training as a compulsory part of their driving lessons. The same survey found of which lessons on driving from the dark in addition to in adverse weather were similarly well-known.
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