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Learner drivers to have motorway lessons by 2018 in new driving test overhaul
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* Learner drivers across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to have lessons on motorways. From 2018, a learner will be able to practice on motorways as long as they are with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car. The law change is set to come into affect next year. Currently, drivers with provisional licences cannot go onto Britain’s fastest roads. Although there are advanced driving courses, which provide instructor-led motorway for drivers who have passed their test, the cost of these can be off-putting. For the vast majority of new drivers, their first time on a motorway and driving at the upper speed limit of 70 miles-per-hour happens without a teacher in the passenger seat. Image:It is hoped the law change will better prepare learners for independent driving The Department for Transport, which consulted driving groups ahead of the change in law and received “wide support”, believes it will make roads safer. “Younger drivers are up to seven times more likely to be killed or seriously injured compared with drivers over 25 and lack of experience is an important factor,” said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. “Allowing learners to drive on motorways in a supportive environment will help them develop a practical understanding of how to use motorways safely before driving independently.” Learner driver Ellie Mason-Bush, 22, from Bristol is due to take her test next week. She told Sky News she believes the law change is positive news for learners who feel nervous about motorway driving but who could not afford advanced driving lessons. “I think it is definitely going to help,” she said. “They say motorways are some of the safest roads you can be on, so it is not going to harm. Naturally it will slow the process down but, if it makes the roads safer, it is something we all have to get on board with.” Image:Currently, drivers with provisional licences cannot go onto Britain’s fastest roads The RAC motoring body and the DVSA, the government agency which sets the driving test, have both welcomed the law change. But some driving instructors have concerns about how safe it is. Over a 10-year career, James, who did not give his full name, has taught hundreds of learner drivers. Although it will not be compulsory for instructors to take their pupils on a motorway, James thinks the law change adds unnecessary risk. “If we take learners to the motorway, there is a danger they might find they panic,” he said. “They may go too slow, they may get intimidated. And if they do have a moment of panic, there is no way no pull over.” For now, there are no plans to include motorway driving as part of the basic driving test – but the Department for Transport told Sky News that this is under review. Earlier this year it was revealed that learners would be tested on how to safely use satellite navigation systems, as the Government moves ahead with plans to modernise the standard driving test. Source link Learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways from 2018 was originally published on News London
* 08.09.17 - 08.14.17safety for my family while they are vacationing abroadcontinue reading the Bible everydaypray morephysical healthunderstanding that only Jesus satisfieshave fun at all the upcoming dates & events pass upcoming driving test  last week’s blessings: church retreat was so so so good. thank you God!finished my last driving lessons & the instructor said my driving is very good ahh (i really hope i pass my road test)my fav k-pop group had their 10th anniversary celebration & dropped a new album made new friends
* Driving test examiners could be given body cameras because they are being increasingly attacked by failed candidates. The DVSA says there were 240 incidents of physical or verbal abuse reported in 2016, compared with approximately 180 the year before. One incident in March involved a candidate who was asked to stop the car after committing a number of serious errors. He swore at the examiner and then drove wildly across a dual carriageway – forcing the tester to use dual controls to bring the vehicle to a stop. The culprit was subsequently banned from taking future practical exams at a test centre in West Yorkshire, and he will be supervised during any future tests elsewhere. DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “We do not tolerate anyone abusing, threatening or assaulting staff. “Our message is clear – whatever has happened, don’t take it out on our staff. If you do, we’ll press for the strongest possible penalties.” Other DVSA workers, including vehicle testers and roadside enforcement staff, have also suffered abuse in their roles. A trial will see the agency’s roadside workers wear body cameras, and the devices will be rolled out to include driving test examiners if they prove effective. Pete Williams, road safety spokesman for the RAC, said: “Examiners at the DVSA play a vital role in ensuring the safety of drivers and vehicles on our roads on a daily basis. “It’s therefore disappointing to see such a marked increase in the level of verbal and physical abuse they are encountering from the very people they are trying to help. “The majority of UK drivers and road users will wholeheartedly support a zero-tolerance approach to such behaviour.” Source link Driving test examiners may be given body cameras after spate of attacks was originally published on News London
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