With our motorway driving courses, we provide a bespoke training session based on you as a driver. Part of the motorway training is also about learning or at least having a refresh of the rules. Below are a number of rules and useful information, that we often highlight to clients, during a motorway driving course.

Whether you are booking a course with us or not, this info will help you with safer motorway driving.

Some of the most helpful motorway driving rules and tips:
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  1. Amber flashing lights – Warn of a hazard ahead. The signal may show a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or  a message such a “Fog”. When you see an amber flashing light you should adjust your speed and keep an eye out for the danger, until you pass another signal that gives the “all clear” sign.
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  2. Red flashing lights – You must never go beyond a red light that is displayed above your lane. If the red light flashes on a signal in the central reservation, or at the side of the road you must not go beyond the signal in any lane.
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  3. You must not reverse, cross the central reservation or drive against the traffic flow.
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  4. You must not drive on the hard shoulder except in an emergency or if directed to do so by the police, traffic officers in uniform or by signs.
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  5. Never use a warning triangle on a motorway if you breakdown.
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  6. At night or in poor visibility, never stand or let anyone else stand between the oncoming traffic and your vehicle. You could inadvertently cover the vehicle lights, making it much harder for oncoming traffic seeing you.
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  7. On leaving a motorway, check your speed as you may be driving quicker than you think.
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  8. Give priority to traffic already on a motorway.
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  9. Remain the in left hand lane long enough to adjust to the speed of traffic before considering overtaking.
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  10. The right hand lane of a motorway with three or more lanes must not be used (except in prescribed circumstances) if you are driving any vehicle with a trailer. The same applies to various goods vehicles.