U Drive can annoyance that from June 4th 2018 Learner drivers will be allowed on Motorways only if they are in a dual control car with supervision from Approved driving instructor (ADI)
A press release issued by the Department of Transport on the 1st March 2018 that from 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be allowed to drive on motorways. This is set to be one of the biggest shake ups in driver training in years and comes nearly 60 years after the first stretch of motorway opened in the UK.
The changes will 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
A survey was taken from young drivers that showed 53% feared pressure from other drivers, 41% found joining and changing lanes on a motorway daunting prospect and 63% had concerned about breaking down on a Motorway.
U Drive will be offering different motorway packages, for the different areas we cover. Due to some locations being closure to Motorways than other areas these packages will be bespoke to each individual area. The packages will be on the website over the next couple of months.
Here at U Drive we want to give our pupils a varied experience on Motorway driving, with the use of major junction, Smart Motorways, entering and exiting service stations, Joining and exiting motorways. Talk about driving on motorways in adverse weather conditions and how to deal with breaking down situation.
Example of a potential Motorway lesson from the Lincoln area, which will hopefully cover as many scenarios as possible.
A15- M180-M18-M1-A57- A1- A57
A57 –A1 – A1M – M62 – M1- A57 – A1 – A57
We would like to hear if you about your thoughts from what you want to get from Motorway lessons or any routes that be good in your local area.
If you have passed your test and want a Motorway lessons please contact us so we can arrange this for you.