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    The government says that motorway lessons are to be started.

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    Angie baby
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    The government says that motorway lessons are to be started.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 13 Aug 2017, 12:10 pm

    Motorway lessons for learner drivers confirmed for 2018

    As the first taste of motorway driving can be an anxious experience for some, learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland will be allowed to have lessons on the motorway by next year, the government has announced.

    The Department for Transport (DfT) said lessons would be in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.
    Currently only those who have passed their test can drive on a motorway, but in 2015 the DfT said it would consider a law change.

    Read the whole story from the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40905632#

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    I wondered about that as after I passed my test a couple of years ago I was very nervous about driving on the motorway. It is a whole new ball-game when motorway driving needs to be done.

    At first I found lane discipline very daunting, especially when there was heavy lorries looming above me on both sides.

    I think it is a great idea to give the learner driver some motorway driving experience before they are allowed to pass their test.
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    Re: The government says that motorway lessons are to be started.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 14 Aug 2017, 11:32 am

    Thanks for that Angie.

    It was on the national news last night.

    A great idea.


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