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can you drive on the motorway with just a provisional license?
if you put on all the L plates n have someone with you?
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I don't believe you can
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No, don't think so
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lol our "y faces"


Time to do a to spice the thread up a bit
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Nope, it's illegal, sorry!
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What would you consider worse? Driving on the motorway with a provisional or driving on the motorway without insurance?
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No, you definitely can't.
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What would you consider worse? Driving on the motorway with a provisional or driving on the motorway without insurance?
What sort of a comparison is that???
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What sort of a comparison is that???
The illegal vs illegal comparison.
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Nearest thing you can do is drive on a national speed limit dual carriageway. Some are very like motorways. Actually some are classified as motorway so watch out.
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(Original post by gyrase)
The illegal vs illegal comparison.
Lol, ok.
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What would you consider worse? Driving on the motorway with a provisional or driving on the motorway without insurance?
Motorway without insurance is far worse, still both are bad news.
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Illegal, but also quite risky/dangerous if you have had absolutely no experience whatsoever.. Especially on some of the more 'evil' Motorways..
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(Original post by speedfreak2007)
can you drive on the motorway with just a provisional license?
if you put on all the L plates n have someone with you?
Not a provisional. But pass-plus lessons are often done on the motorway in cars with dual control and L-plates.

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Definate no.
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Being a bit pedantic, but here's the law on the situation... with respect to still holding a provisional licence, but holding a test pass certificate.

The Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982 (Amended 1996)

"11.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a person shall not drive on a motorway a motor vehicle to which this regulation applies if he is authorised to drive that vehicle only by virtue of his being the holder of a provisional licence.

(2) This regulation applies to—
(a) a motor vehicle in category A or B or sub-category C1+E (8.25 tonnes), D1 (not for hire or reward), D1+E (not for hire or reward) or P, and

(b) a motor vehicle in category B+E or sub-category C1 if the provisional licence authorising the driving of such a motor vehicle was in force at a time before 1st January 1997.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to a vehicle if the holder of the provisional licence has passed a test of competence prescribed under section 89 of the Road Traffic Act 1988[3] for the grant of a licence to drive that vehicle.

(4) In this regulation —
(a) the expression "in force"and expressions relating to vehicle categories shall be construed in accordance with regulations 3(2) and 4(2) respectively of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1996[4];

(b) "provisional licence", in relation to any vehicle, means a licence —
(i) granted under section 97(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, or

(ii) treated, by virtue of section 98 of that Act and regulations made thereunder, as authorising its holder to drive that vehicle as if he were authorised by a provisional licence to do so.

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What would you consider worse? Driving on the motorway with a provisional or driving on the motorway without insurance?
Driving on the motorway with a provisional will mean your insurance is also going to be invalid as you are 'driving other than in accordance with your licence'. So, really they are one and the same. Although I would prefer to have someone who has passed their test driving with no insurance rather than someone who hasnt passed their test and has no insurance.... The lesser of two evils and all that....
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Not a provisional. But pass-plus lessons are often done on the motorway in cars with dual control and L-plates.

Marcus
yes using the exemption that ADIs have to display L plates at any time when the car is being used by a red or green badge ADI
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No. Not with a provisional.

Dual carriageways are fine.
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(Original post by ChosenOne)
Nearest thing you can do is drive on a national speed limit dual carriageway. Some are very like motorways. Actually some are classified as motorway so watch out.

Yeah, you have to be careful with some. The A14 in Cambridgeshire becomes the M11 if you don't get off it in time.

Oh, and it most certainly is illegal to drive on a m'way without a full licence.
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