Drivers, the student may be allowed on a British road network in 2018, the government announced, as he launches new plans aimed at improving driver training.
New measures are also aimed at improving road safety, would see the ‘competent’ learner drivers are taught how to use motorways, which are statistically some of the safest roads in the country. Students will be accompanied by an approved driving instructor car with dual controls. However, as in the current driving test, driving on a highway are not part of the final assessment of the driver.
Currently, drivers are only allowed on the motorway after they passed the practical test. In fact, driving is motorway education covered only within the official scheme of the government pass plus is an additional education program for new drivers.
Compulsory basic training (CBT course) for motorcyclists also changed to move more in accordance with the driving education. The new measures include the introduction of the theory test for novice riders, certificate revocation TOS, if the holder provisonal license gets more than six penalty points, and resticting students to riding an automatic motorcycle if they take their cbt on one.
Announcing the plans, transport Minister Andrew Jones said that the UK was one of the safest roads “in the world” and that “these changes will equip students with a broader experience and more skills, which will enhance the level of safety on our roads.”
Executive Director of driver and vehicle standards Agency Gareth Llewellyn said: “We want to modernise driver training motorcycle, so for novice drivers and riders to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help them stay safe.”
Charity motoring RAC Foundation welcomed the measures, saying that some new drivers find the highways are so significant that they are deliberately using a statistically more dangerous routes to avoid them.
The government began formal consultations on measures which will last until February 17. If approved, they could come into force in 2018. These plans were unveiled last year, and amount to £ 2 million a study on improving the quality of education of drivers.