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Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways before test

Starting next year, novices will be allowed on to Britain’s fastest roads – but only with qualified instuctors, and only in dual-control cars

Learner drivers are finally going to be allowed to have lessons on motorways after a government consultation, which itself followed years of pressure from road safety groups over what they argued was a long-running safety omission.

While motorways are the safest type of road to travel on, the bar on learners using them meant they tended to be tackled for the first time by newly qualified drivers who would often be alone in the car. Post-test motorway courses are …read more

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