Mad moves drivers have made as AA survey reveals UK’s craziest motorway behaviour
Drivers have shared the craziest things they have seen on the UK’s roads in a new survey released by the AA.
Meanwhile 49% also said they had seen other drivers zooming down the hard shoulder when it was not permitted.
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More than half, 57%, of drivers said they still didn’t know that learner drivers can go on motorways if they are with a qualified instructor in a dual-control vehicle.
This comes despite the law change allowing them on motorways as made five years ago.
Mark Born, head of instructor training at AA Driving School, said the figures suggested "some learners may not be making full use of the law change".
He said: "We hope that more learners will take up motorway driving lessons to give them a head-start in building confidence and experience around motorway etiquette.
"It may well quash the next generation of middle-lane-hoggers, tailgaters - and those inclined to take a cheeky toilet break on a hard shoulder."
The first learner to drive on a motorway was Finbar King, now 22, who took to the M25 with an AA instructor just after midnight five years ago.
He told sky: "The motorway lessons helped to give me the confidence to drive on motorways after I passed my test.
"I now use motorways a lot either going to play or watch football and the tuition certainly helped me to drive safely, although I'm no big fan of 'smart' motorways."
The project to convert Britain's motorways into ‘smart’ motorways, which allow drivers to sometimes use the hard shoulder as a lane, has been suspended over safety fears.