5 things you need to know before taking learners on the motorway

Here are 5 things you need to know before taking learner drivers on the motorway.
5 things you need to know before taking learners on the motorway

From Monday (4 June 2018), learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor.

You cannot offer motorway lessons if you're a trainee instructor. 

Lessons will be voluntary

Driving instructor and pupil

Any driving lessons on the motorway will be voluntary.

We know not that some people won't want to take lessons on the motorway or don't live close enough to one for it to be practical. But, it's a good opportunity to develop your pupils' skills and experience.


Check the NASP guidelines

Driving instructor and pupil

The National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) has put guidelines together to help you know when your pupils are ready and what you should teach them during lessons.

Download ‘Motorway tuition guidelines’ (PDF. 116KB)


The Highway Code is changing

Driving instructor and pupil

Rules 253 of The Highway Code will be updated on 4 June 2018 to explain learner drivers are allowed on the motorway with an ADI in a car with dual controls. 


Displaying L plates

Driving instructor and pupil

You can decide if you want to use your driving school rooftop box during motorway lessons, based on its instructions.

But, your car will need to display L plates on the front and rear if the rooftop box is removed.


Offering Pass Plus lessons

Driving instructor and pupil

You can still offer Pass Plus lessons to your pupils if you're registered.

Pass Plus lessons are a good way for your pupils to gain experience driving in different conditions.


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