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The Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 4th June 2018.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales.

Learner drivers on motorways

2.—(1) The Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 11 (vehicles not to be driven by learner drivers)(2)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraph (3)”, substitute “paragraphs (3) and (3A)”;

(b)after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the holder of the provisional licence—

(a)is driving a category B vehicle the transmission of which may be disengaged, and the brakes operated, independently from the driver by a person sitting in the front passenger seat, and

(b)is under the supervision of a person who is present with him in the vehicle, and whose name is in Part 1 or Part 2 of the register of approved instructors, referred to in section 123(1)(a) and (aa) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(3), and the registration is not suspended.;

(c)in paragraph (4)(a), for the words “regulations 3(2) and” to the end, substitute “regulations 3(1) and (2)(a) and 4(3) of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999(4)”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Jesse Norman

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

20th February 2018

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