Andrew Jones the transport minister announced the plans today to allow motorway driving lessons for competent learner drivers to drive under supervision from an approved driving instructor. This is probably the biggest change in the way learner drivers are taught in many many years.
Motorway Driving Lessons for Competent Learner Drivers
The thinking behind the move is that it will help learner drivers experience all different types of roads under the supervision of professional driving instructors. At present anyone can drive on our motorways after passing the driving test without any training. Driving on the motorway without any training make it a scary experience for anyone who has just passed the driving test and more dangerous for everyone else. Can you remember the first time you went onto the motorway on your own? I can and let me tell you i was more than nervous. This will put an end to that.