Learners will be allowed on motorways from June this year – particularly welcoming the caveat that training can only take place in a dual control car under the strict supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).

A press release issued by the Department for Transport today announced 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