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Lynne Barrie, chair of the Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council, said: "After many years of campaigning, I am delighted to finally see this change in the law to allow learner drivers on to the motorways.
8% of fatal road crashes in the past four years involved a learner driver.
It means that from June 4 learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.
RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said: "We welcome the news that learner drivers will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway under the supervision of an approved driving instructor.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) said more than 220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4.
The Department for Transport consulted on the measure earlier this year and received "wide support" from learner drivers and driving instructors.
The Department for Transport consulted on the changes earlier this year and received wide support from learner drivers and approved driving instructors.
However, the fee will remain BD6 per hour for other learner driver categories including taxis, all types of public transport, heavy trucks and construction vehicles, said General Directorate of Traffic director general Colonel Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa.
The reforms are aimed at developing the necessary skills to drive a vehicle safely and build the experience learner drivers need, to cope with potential hazards and distractions while driving.
LEARNER drivers in Forfar and Arbroath are the best in the whole of Britain at passing their tests with perfect performances.
Back to the learner drivers and they all looked at me with awe as I passed, and so did the instructors, who stopped speaking on their mobiles for a moment to give me a satisfied look -- as if it was they who had taught me how to drive.
NRMA president Wendy Machin said parents or supervisors planning to teach learner drivers should participate in the keys2drive program, a free government program conducted by a qualified driving instructor.