Learner Drivers

Once your Approved Driving Instructor declares you test-ready, you will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with them in a dual-controlled car from 4 June 2018

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Learner Drivers on Motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an Approved Driving Instructor in a car with dual controls from Monday 4 June 2018.

Trainee driving instructors won’t be allowed to take learner drivers on the motorway.

Learner Drivers on Motorways

Learner driver will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an Approved Driving Instructor in a car with dual controls from Monday 4 June 2018.

Trainee driving instructors won’t be allowed to take learner driver on the motorway.

The changes are being made to allow learner drivers to:

  • get broader driving experience before taking their driving test
  • get training on how to join and leave the motorway, overtake and use lanes correctly
  • practise driving at higher speeds
  • put their theoretical knowledge into practice

How the change will work:

The change will apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
Learner drivers will need to be:

  • accompanied by an Approved Driving Instructor
  • driving a car fitted with dual controls

Educational Courses

The DrivingHub website has been created using behavioural research, to increase the confidence and knowledge of road users when driving on high speed roads. The courses are:​

You, Your Vehicle and Your Journey

You: Creating a safe physical, social and emotional environment.

Your Vehicle: Vehicle Safety Checks

Your Journey: Journey & Route Planning

Course 1

Driving on Rural Roads, Single and Dual Carriageways and Motorways

Road Types, Speeds, Signs & How to Drive on High Speed Roads: Rural, Single, Dual, Motorway/Smart Motorways
Course 2

Your Awareness and Driving Conditions

Your Awareness; Reading the Road; Driving Conditions
Course 3

Other Road Users

Being a considerate driver and protecting other road users
Course 4

Managing Breakdowns and Incidents

Managing Breakdowns; Managing Incidents
Course 5

Learn to drive a car

Follow the government's advice to check what you need to do to learn to drive.

What do I need to know?

Safe Driving for Life is a one-stop information resource for beginner drivers through to professional instructors. If you have a question about your learning, you'll find the answer here.

Pace Notes

Pace Notes is your learner driving assistant app that will record all of the progress of your driving lessons and practice drives.

The app records the road type travelled on, number of miles driven and will provide you with feedback at the end of each lesson and practice drive.

Using this feedback your driving instructor will create bespoke lessons for you depending on your learning speed and style.

DVLA

Visit the DVLA website for all information on driving licences

Pace Notes

Download your FREE driving assistant app and Navigator Dashboard

Safe Driving for Life

Safe Driving for Life is a one-stop information resource for all drivers from beginners to professional instructors