LEARNER DRIVERS ALLOWED ON MOTORWAYS FROM TODAY
From today (Monday 4th June), learner drivers will be allowed to drive on motorways as long as they are accompanied by professional instructors. Amanda Stretton, Confused.com motoring editor explains why this will be safer for all in the long run:
“Allowing learner drives to practice on motorways is something that many road users have long been asking for. It means that less-experienced drivers will learn how to use motorways and switch lanes safely before they get their licence.”
“Our research shows that that almost three quarters (73%) of drivers believe that motorway testing should be added to the test. While driving on the motorway still won’t officially be tested, allowing learner drivers to practice could be a significant step to improving the standard of driving in the UK."
“We encourage learners to keep calm when driving on motorways for the first time and pay close attention to the motorway rules and speed limits to ensure safety for all on UK roads. If they are feeling slightly nervous before heading off on their first lesson, we’ve created a handy guide offering top tips on how to stay safe and legal on the motorway.”
To arrange an interview with motoring editor Amanda Stretton, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7637 0656