New laws allow learner drivers to go on the motorway. Personally, I would have left it to be the same where you have to pass your test, but added once passed, a secondary motorway learning/test would have to be issued for newcomers to the high speed roads.
Because there are drivers who I don't think are the most competent at driving, and will be horrified at certain things other drivers do, especially, truck drivers. I know there some roads, even stranger, in London itself (not including the motorway) where the national speed limit applies
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lear ... -from-2018