Driving on motorways differ from normal roads in that a greater volume of
traffic is travelling in the same direction at higher speeds. These roads should
be safer to drive on but greater demands are placed on both the driver and
As fewer accidents occur on motorways, they are therefore statistically safer roads to drive on. However, due to the increased speed and greater number of vehicles, when an accident does occur, it tends to result in more injuries and often a greater loss of life.
Traffic moving faster means that situations change more rapidly so therefore you need to have full concentration at all times.
The novice driver must realise that greater demands are placed on their own skills, observation, anticipation, planning and concentration.
M.E.C Driving Solutions will give you the necessary guidance whether you have:
Recently passed your test.
Not driven for a while.
Or your driving hasn’t included busy fast moving traffic.
If you suspect that your decision making skills may not be up to scratch then you should:
Get advice from a professional driving instructor who can give you valid, safe instruction.
Use every opportunity that you can to observe and learn as a passenger.
Select fairly quiet sections of motorway to practise on.
Get used to driving at 60 – 70 mph and keeping up with the traffic flow.
Bear in mind that the vehicles on either side and behind you could weigh over 30 tonnes and travelling at 50 – 60mph or faster.
Therefore, don’t drive on a motorway unless you are fully prepared. Your next move should always be the right one. Make sure it is not your last one!!
M.E.C Driving Solutions recommends a two hour motorway lesson as a minimum to ensure correct procedures are being applied. [This is dependent on the proximity of a motorway to the client’s premises]