National Associations Strategic Partnership

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By carly, Jan 11 2017 01:33PM

DVSA launches consultations on learners on motorways and changes to rider training.The Government has launched a consultation on learners being allowed on motorways. The proposed changes will see competent learner drivers able to have lessons on motorways

The proposed changes will see competent learner drivers able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual controlled car. By allowing learners on a motorway it will greatly improve their awareness and experience, which will then boost safety on British roads.

Andrew Jones, Transport Minister, said: “We have some of the safest roads in the world and we want to make them even safer. These changes will equip learners with a wider range of experience and greater skill set which will improve safety levels on our roads.”

The consultations will run until 17 February 2017 and the changes could come into force in 2018.

A summary of responses, including the next steps, will be published within three months of the consultation closing date.

Click here to respond to the consultation.

DVSA has also announced a key consultation on rider training.

The purpose for this consultation is to seek the views on how the quality and efficacy of motorcycle training can be developed.

Respond to the Modernising Motorcycle Training consultation here.

By NASP, Nov 1 2016 04:06PM

DVSA is seeking views on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive, which will allow European driving instructors to deliver lessons in the UK.

DVSA would like to get your views on changes they are proposing to make to domestic legislation to allow Driving and Motorcycle Instructors from other European Economic Area (EEA) States and Switzerland (“Relevant European States”) to deliver their services within the UK on a permanent or temporary and occasional basis. A summary of the proposals is available here:

The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland will consult separately.

Respond to the consultation with your views directly by emailing: or email