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Learner drivers to be allowed motorway lessons

A change to in the law will see L-plates on the UK’s motorways within months, in a move welcomed by road safety groupsSince the UK’s first motorway opened to traffic almost 60 years ago, the nation’s M-roads have been free of cars displaying the dreaded L-plate.But learner drivers will finally be allowed to have lessons on motorways in a matter of months after a change in the road rules. The move follows years of pressure from road safety groups over what they argued was a long-running safety omission. Continue reading...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

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