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Free AA motorway lesson
​Free AA motorway lesson with AA

Do you find driving on a motorway daunting? Refresh your motorway driving skills and boost your confidence with a free 'Drive Motorway' course, available for a limited time only.

Offered by the AA Charitable Trust and the AA Driving School, the two-hour course gives you one-to-one tuition with one of our fully qualified driving instructors.

You'll get valuable guidance and feedback, and the confidence and skills to tackle any route. You also get the choice of taking the course in either your or the instructor's car.

A Drive Motorway course will give you:

new skills to make you a safer motorway
extra familiarity with the rules of motorway driving
increased motorway driving confidence
awareness and skills to avoid penalties for careless driving

Careless driving: avoid penalties with Drive Motorway

In 2013 the government announced penalties to tackle tailgating and middle-lane hogs under a careless driving fixed penalty offence.

The police have the power to issue fixed penalty notices for some forms of careless driving, and to offer educational training as an alternative to endorsement

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Original Poster

very good deal

Heat added. I know, as a Cornish resident those who live further West, learners young and old never get any practice on the motorway as it's too far away. 2 hours + from where I live. excellent idea

Thank you for sharing this:)

999kernow

Heat added. I know, as a Cornish resident those who live further West, … Heat added. I know, as a Cornish resident those who live further West, learners young and old never get any practice on the motorway as it's too far away. 2 hours + from where I live. excellent idea



pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly

Learners are not allowed on the motorway, but this is an excellent deal for people who have just passed or those who are afraid of going on motorways.

redirect link doesnt work, how do i sign up?

xmubzx

pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you … pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly



​you're allowed on 70mph dual carriageways but not motorways

Excellent find .... well done MOSE ..... heat added

Thank you, this is probably just what I need.

This is an awesome deal which i got for my daughter last year, she took the lesson in the instructors vehicle and it was her first drive on a motorway and as such was invaluable. As an added bonus she was given one year free AA membership on top, highly recommended.

good for grannies I guess

Good deal, looking at the way half the people on the motorway drive maybe they should make it mandatory....

xmubzx

pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you … pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly


Just because you're Cornish? Seems a bit harsh!

No your allowed on dual carriageways which are up to 70 mph, just not motorways which is a bizarre rule. Single carriageway is 60 mph or 30 mph in towns.

I applied for this only last week and was told not available due to so much interest.

Does this teach you to hog the 3rd lane at 60mph with clear traffic ahead?

very interested

darkstryder360

Does this teach you to hog the 3rd lane at 60mph with clear traffic ahead?



Only If you do the training in an Audi

Original Poster

MrsASmith

I applied for this only last week and was told not available due to so … I applied for this only last week and was told not available due to so much interest.



​i did today and got booked for lessons

xmubzx

pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you … pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly


You're allowed on dual carriageways, with the national limit, so 70mph. However, not motorways until after you pass.

xmubzx

pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you … pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly



​my point exactly but not worded very well, they've never driven on a motoway and often never been on one either, duel carriageways are 70mph so that's the same speed but whole different kettle of fish.

If you find motorway driving daunting then.....you're an idiot X)

Original Poster

JPS

If you find motorway driving daunting then.....you're an idiot X)



​your also

MOSE

​your also


your = you're

JPS

If you find motorway driving daunting then.....you're an idiot X)



Try going from easy going one track traffic down in the south west, to the mental knobheads driving at rush hour on the M25 around London.

Been driving for 8 years and only encountered that for the first time few months back and it was terrifying. Some drivers are truly scary to be on the same roads as.

darkstryder360

Try going from easy going one track traffic down in the south west, to … Try going from easy going one track traffic down in the south west, to the mental knobheads driving at rush hour on the M25 around London. Been driving for 8 years and only encountered that for the first time few months back and it was terrifying. Some drivers are truly scary to be on the same roads as.



But I am afraid that is modern day driving. Fast roads, fast cars, Smart motorways with ever-changing speed limits. You are the one in the minority living in a place with single carriageways and no dual carriageways/motorways. Yes plenty of bad drivers out there but also plenty of good ones that just want to get where they are going as fast as they can - without the ill-informed slow, middle lane-hogging drivers that think they are "good" drivers getting in the way.

I think more people that are not confident on motorways should be having lessons like these and I take my hat off to people that do. No one should be driving on a motorway without any sort of guidance or advice first. Unfortunately people do and that's where so many of the bad drivers come from.

But as a general rule of thumb, motorways are the easiest roads to drive on by a MILE (pardon the pun)
Edited by: "JPS" 8th Aug 2016

Now, if the was only a way to nominate the 45mph slip road retards......

'plenty of good ones' Don't you mean plenty who think they are good?

Sadly I don't drive a BMW so have no need for this.

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Ty x

xmubzx

pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you … pretty sure you're not allowed on the motorway until you've passed- you are allowed on 50mph roads if i remember correctly




You can go on dual carriageways which are 70mph...

ZT742

You can go on dual carriageways which are 70mph...



I seem to recall that a few years back the law was changed to allow learners on a motorway with a qualified driving instructor.

ZT742

You can go on dual carriageways which are 70mph...



Yes, which is rather bizarre if you ask me. Dual carriageways have shaper bends, shorter slip roads in a lot of cases, turns off to the right(!) which cut across the other carriageway and probably other things I can't think of right now. Much more dangerous than a motorway if you ask me.

dave80

I seem to recall that a few years back the law was changed to allow … I seem to recall that a few years back the law was changed to allow learners on a motorway with a qualified driving instructor.




It wasn't. I learnt in 2014 and I wan't allowed on them.
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