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Highways England launches online Driving Hub



Plans to make supporting Pace Notes app available later in the summer

Highways England and a group of transport organisations have set up an online Driving Hub to provide support for learner drivers and others.

It has worked with Department for Transport, DVSA, DVLA, the Driving Instructors Association, Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council, Motor Schools Association of Great Britain and driving technology company Trak Global in setting up the website.

They also plan to launch a free smart phone app later this summer.

The hub provides a series of free instructional learning modules to help drivers and instructors prepare for a change in the law that will allow learners to take lessons on motorways.

It includes a range of tutorials in areas including safety checks, driving on high speed roads, reading the road and managing incidents and breakdowns, as well as a dedicated section for learner drivers.

Highways England head of road safety, Richard Leonard, said: “We want all drivers on our motorways to be as safe as possible. We’re looking forward to helping the motorway drivers of tomorrow to develop new skills and get invaluable practical knowledge and experience of using motorways thanks to this law change.”

The free app, to be called Pace Notes, will be for learner drivers and approved driving instructors to be used alongside their driving lessons and practise sessions. It is possible to register through Driving Hub to download the app when it becomes available.

Image by Michael Ely, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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