A learner driver fined whilst on her driving lesson was caught driving at 36 mph in a 30 mph speed limit zone. She had only taken 12 previous lessons and pleaded that she had not noticed her speed increase.
She was given the option to either have 3 penalty points added to her licence, or take a one day driver education course. The course would cost £110.
Her driving instructor had no part to play in the ‘eyes of the law’.
Advice to all learner drivers
According to the law; from the very first lesson, all drivers are responsible for the safety of themselves and other road users. How many new drivers are aware of that law!
All driving instructors should mention it on the first lesson.