APCC Road Safety Lead welcomes motorway lessons for learner drivers

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4 June 2018 | 09:22

Responding to the law change allowing learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland to have lessons on the motorway, Alison Hernandez, APCC Road Safety Lead and PCC for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said:

“I very much welcome the change in the law which takes effect today that will allow learner drivers to have motorway lessons with an approved driving instructor in a dual controlled car displaying L plates. This will provide much needed experience in a more controlled environment rather than leaving new drivers to work it out for themselves once they have passed their tests which can be daunting for many.”

“The change should help produce safer, more confident drivers and encourage them to use motorways which are statistically a safer driving environment than rural roads. I welcome the fact that it is entirely voluntary and it will be the responsibility of the instructor to decide when the learner is ready to drive on a motorway.”

 

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