Advice - motorway driving

Motorway driving

Motorways are statistically our safest roads, but when something does go wrong the consequences are often severe because of the high speeds involved. That’s why a number of organisations have compiled specific advice to help people drive safely on motorways.

Highway Code (online)

The Highway Code has a section about motorway driving, covering signals, joining the motorway, lane discipline, overtaking, stopping and leaving the motorway.

GEM Motoring Assist

GEM’s motorway safety guide offers a useful refresher on best practice when it comes to joining and leaving motorways, avoiding the blind spots of foreign articulated trucks and understanding the increasing number of overhead signs and signals.

AA: Motorway driving tips

Motorway driving can be the most daunting experience for new drivers so the AA has produced a series of tips to get motorway driving techniques on track.

ingenie: Getting to grips with motorway driving (for young drivers)

Driving on the motorway can seem pretty daunting, especially when you’re a newly qualified driver and you haven’t driven on one before.

Smart Motorways

Specific advice from Highways England around driving on Smart Motorways.

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