Learner drivers to be allowed on Motorways

In August 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018.

The exact date in 2018 has not yet been agreed and will be confirmed as soon as we have been notified.

The change will be well-publicised so driving instructors and learner drivers are prepared for the change, and other road users know what to expect. The Highway Code rules on motorways will also be updated.

Until the law is changed, it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway.

Find out more about how the rules will work.

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