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RAC welcomes DfT announcement that learner drivers will be allowed lessons on motorways

News   •   Aug 13, 2017 00:01 BST

Commenting on the the announcement today that the Government will proceed with giving learner drivers the opportunity to have lessons on motorways under the supervision of an approved driving instructor in a dual-controlled car, RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said:

“We welcome the news that learner drivers will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway under the supervision of an approved driving instructor in a dual-controlled car, something that motorists we surveyed were overwhelmingly supportive of.

“While motorways are statistically our safest roads, it can be daunting using them for the first time after passing the driving test. Giving learners the option to gain valuable experience on our fastest and busiest roads should further improve safety and enhance the confidence of new drivers.”