From today, Monday 4th June 2018, learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor - lessons will be voluntary.
The DVSA have stated that they know some people won't want to take lessons on the motorway or don't live close to one, it still is seen by many as a good opportunity to further develop skills and experience before driving independently.
Any lessons that are taken on the motorway must be with a DVSA approved driving instructor; it will not be allowed to practice with friends or family on the motorway.
It is easy to check if a driving instructor is DVSA approved by checking that they have a green DVSA badge, which is usually displayed in their vehicle's windscreen. This is also possible to find an approved driving instructor using the 'Find driving lessons, schools and instructors' service on GOV.UK.
The Highway Code is changing; Rule 253 of The Highway Code has been updated today to explain learner drivers are allowed on the motorway with an ADI in a car with dual controls.
The designated DVSA driving instructor will let learner drivers know when they feel that they have the right skills and experience to drive in a high-speed environment, like the motorway, and won't take them for motorway lessons until they are ready.
Drivers can still take Pass Plus lessons with their instructor once they have passed their driving test. Pass Plus is also a good way to gain more experience driving in different conditions.
All Vehicle Contracts Ltd Published: Jun 4 2018