Motorway Driving Lesson Tips
In the light of new rules as of 2018, motorway driving is now permitted on UK driving lessons. With that in mind we here at Pass Me Faster think its worth picking into with our Motorway Driving Lesson Tips.
Furthermore we feel its our duty to make sure everyone is fully prepared for motorway driving.
As well as the significance of the practical side of lessons equally important is the theory aspects of driving on motorways. Given that a large proportion of theory test fails have been accredited to the motorway section its worth having a look.
For this reason to give you guys a heads up, we’ve decided to have a little look at Motorways.
Certain road users are not permitted to use motorways –
Pedestrians, motorbike riders with only provisional licences and also motorbikes that are under 50cc. Similarly horse riders, powered wheel chairs, certain slow moving vehicles carrying over sized loads are also a no go.
Virtually everything else is fair game, including now – the learner driver.
What is a Motorway
A motorway is a major road that has been specially built for long distances for the purpose of fast travel. Motorways can have several lanes and special places where traffic joins on and exits the road. Most motorways will also have a hard shoulder which is an additional lane for emergency use only!
In order to keep Motorways flowing safely traffic must use the left lane for normal driving, keeping the right lanes free for overtaking.
Motorway Reflective Studs On Motorway Driving Lesson Tips
In the event that you get a question on motorway studs on your theory test lets have a look at where you will find them on a motorway.
Motorway studs are situated along the hard shoulder of both motorways and dual carriageways. In a word the left side if your in the left lane.
Motorway studs are placed alongside the central reservation. For this reason you will always know you are in the right lane or overtaking lane.
On the contrary Green motorway studs indicate where a junction either joins or exits a motorway.
Motorway studs can be found in the middle of each lane.
Yellowy Green may be found around contraflow road works.
In order to know which lane you are in and where your exits are we suggest you spend a bit of time learning these. In the meantime lets have a look at some more juicy info on motorways shall we?
The Two Second Rule on Motorway Driving Lesson Tips
When driving above 40 MPH we must pay extra attention to our following distances.
A two second gap is the minimum following distance providing that the weather conditions are good. The two second rule is designed with the intention of avoiding rear end shunts or accidents in the event of heavy breaking ahead of you.
Something that must be remembered is that this two second rule must be doubled in wet weather and furthermore multiplied by ten in icy or snowy weather.
As to help us identify we are travelling on a motorway the colour of the road signs are always blue. There are numerous different signs including exit distances and destination signs which are there to give motorists general information.
Although some of the signs may be to the side of the road they may also be found suspended above the lanes.
The speed limit for most vehicles is 70 MPH or 112 KPH. There are some acceptations, for example large goods vehicles, vehicles towing trailers or caravans and large heavy loaded vehicles.
Here’s just Some of the things you will learn when taking motorway lessons with a friendly instructor here at Pass Me Faster.
Remember all clients also get FREE access to our theory test app too so studying motorways for that theory test should be a cinch!