Learner drivers on motorways

Learner drivers are allowed to have lessons on motorways.


Learner drivers across the UK are allowed to have lessons on motorways.

Since 2018, a learner driver is able to have lessons on motorways  with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car. At the moment provisional licence holders cannot use the motorway without an ADI instructor present

For most new drivers, their first time on a motorway and driving at the upper speed limit of 70 miles per hour takes place without an instructor to accompany them. “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.”

Both the RAC motoring body and the DVSA, who set the driving tests, have both welcomed this change in the law.

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.

Car theory test changes 2020

Car theory test changes 2020

From April 14th 2020  the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you’ll watch.  People with a learning disability, dyslexia, or a developmental condition like autism will benefit from these changes.

You’ll still need to answer 50 multiple-choice questions within 57 minutes and get 43 out of the 50 questions right to pass the multiple-choice part of the test. The hazard perception part of the test does not change where you would watch video clips and spot developing hazards.

At present you are tested on your knowledge of road signs and regulations.

Instead of reading a case study and answering questions on it, you’ll watch a silent video clip and answer questions on it.  Read more…….

Driving lessons Glasgow

Glasgow riverside museumGerry Brennan School of Motoring provide affordable driving lessons in Glasgow from qualified, experienced and reliable ADI driving instructors.

We have been in business over twenty years and cover driving test centre areas: Anniesland, Baillieston, Bishopbriggs, Shieldhall and Ayrshire. Both manual and automatic driving lessons are available.

Learning to Drive

Learning to drive is an important decision that most people take at some stage in their life. Here at Gerry Brennan School of Motoring driving lessons are tailored to meet your individual needs, with all the online help through videos and free theory tests, learning to drive whether its manual or automatic will become both a rewarding and fun experience.

Driving Instructors Glasgow

Both Gerry Brennan and Jack Cullen are fully qualified ADI instructors with many years of experience between them. They are both registered for Pass Plus courses. View our customer reviews page for more information. You will find a list of the test centres in Glasgow covered by them below.


 Driving Test Centres in Glasgow

Sometimes it may not be possible to conduct driving tests due to adverse weather conditions or breakdowns. One of the main hazards are pulling in to stop on the left and pulling away again without skidding. Click the test centre address box to find out what to do


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Driving tests in bad weather – what to do

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) may have to cancel driving tests due to bad weather conditions, vehicle problems or other reasons. Your test will be automatically rebooked by the DSA. You must call your test centre if there is snow or ice in your local area on the day of your test. If you are informed your test cannot go ahead, a new appointment date will usually be sent to you within 3 working days. This could take up to 7 days when the bad weather goes on for longer. Remember bad weather can sometimes lead to longer waiting times for practical test appointments.