Prohibited vehicles. Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc, cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission), agricultural vehicles, and powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters (see Rules 36 to 46 inclusive)
From 4 June 2018 provisional licence holders may drive on the motorway if they are accompanied by an approved driving instructor and are driving a car displaying red L plates (D plates in Wales), that’s fitted with dual controls.
- Highways Act 1980: Sections 16, 17 & Schedule 4
- The Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982: Regulations 3(d), 4 & 11
- The Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
- Roads (Scotland) Act 1984: Sections 7, 8 & Schedule 3
- Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984: Sections 17(2) & (3)
- The Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Regulations 1995: Regulations 10