Learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland are now prohibited to have lessons on the motorway. Formerly, only those who had proceeded their test could do so, however lessons are now authorised in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.
The government stated that this will help learners attain experience to drive safely. The law change has been greeted by the AA and RAC Foundation, among other motoring groups.
Road safety minister Jesse Norman said: “Britain’s roads are among the safest in the world, but road collisions remain the second biggest killer of young people. Allowing learner drivers to have motorway lessons with a qualified road safety expert will help more young drivers to gain the skills and experience they need to drive safely on motorways.”