Learner Drivers to Drive on Motorways

Learner drivers on driving on motorways is something which has been debated for a long time. The alteration in the regulation should come into force later on this year and will help to fix the issue of pupils who have just passed,from driving on our fastest roads without any coaching.

Within the plans proclaimed by the Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning, it will be entirely possible for pupils to undergo motorway training if accompanied by a fully qualified instructor. The minister gave for instance his own child who in minutes of gaining her licence might have driven on the motorway if she had wanted.

The modification in the law will not be mandatory because some students reside in out of the way locations and will find it impractical to get to a motorway for instruction.

As outlined by the Department for Transport many young drivers who were less than 21 years old were killed in crashes on the motorway between 2006 and 2010. Worries that we are educating learner drivers how to complete a test and not really prepare them for a lifetime spent as a driver.

The minister for road safety was responsible for banning the posting of test routes and answers to theory questions. Learners will be inspired to think more on their own.

In another change the Minister for road safety wants to exclude trainee driving instructors from offering tuition to learners unless the unqualified driving instructors themselves are being supervised. Some pupils have no notion that their driving instructor may in actual fact be a trainee driving instructor.

The minister for road safety said he planned to stop trainee driving instructors from training learner drivers until they themselves are qualified. Several of those trainee instructors never reach the required standard and never become fully qualified and yet we entrust them to teach pupils.

The revolutionary initiatives are actually welcomed. It will be interesting to observe the specifics of how this will likely come into force. Lots of pupils express the idea of driving on the motorway alarms them and that training from a driving instructor would assist.

The plans have also been promoted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists who believe that motorway driving tuition is crucial. Motorways are our safest roads. However, without the proper training and supervision they can be deadly.


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