Motorway Driving Lessons

Motorway sign

Motorway driving is not part of the driving test as yet, but I believe this may be in the future, so currently cannot be covered during pre-test driving lessons, as learner drivers are not permitted to drive on motorways.  The current maximum speed limit is 70mph with legislation possibly in the future changing this to 80mph I can understand why people may be a little apprehensive going onto these faster roads if you only learnt to travel at 70mph.

With all speed limits, it is only possible to treat them as a target if the road, weather and traffic conditions are ok.  If one or more of these conditions isn’t ok then you must travel at a speed that you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear.

Driving on this type of road is very different to driving on general A and B roads and taking professional tuition to ensure you know how to drive safely and considerately to others on motorways could quite literally save your life! Whether you have recently passed your driving test, have not driven for a while or are just too nervous, taking some motorway training can be very beneficial.

What the lesson will cover:

This is a 4-hour lesson, which will cover a 13 motorway network, including the quietest motorway and the busiest motorway in the country depending on how confident you are, but these lessons can be tailored to your needs.

The following topics will be covered with theory at the beginning of the lesson before we venture out onto the roads:

Planning and navigation

  • Joining and leaving the motorway
  • Use of speed
  • Observational techniques
  • Forward planning
  • Maintaining stopping distances
  • Signs, signals and road markings
  • Lane discipline and overtaking
  • Breakdown procedures
  • Use of lights
  • Fatigue

Understanding layouts of motorway services will be included as part of the course, where I can take advantage of buying you a quick takeaway Starbucks.