I would like to believe that no provisional licence holder on a driving lesson with a qualified instructor would ever be caught speeding, but if you are being supervised by a family member or friend, then not only you the driver but your passenger in the front seat could end up getting points on your licence if you break the law during private practise like running a red light.
It is your responsibility as a driver to make sure you comply with any legal laws when in charge of a motor vehicle. This includes MOT for vehicle, insurance, making sure your supervisor is not drunk or talking on the phone.
One common question I get asked about a supervising driver is do they have to physically be able to drive a car to supervise me? For example my dad hurt his leg, and can't drive at the moment, can he sit beside me if he has held a licence for over 3 years, I'm insured to drive and display 'L' plates? Legally there is nothing wrong in this situation, but does he want to risk hurting himself if he needs to make a sudden movement to take evasive action to prevent an accident, especially since he isn't trained to effectively anticipate and use prompts to get a learner to think about potentially dangerous situations. All (or at least the majority) of private practice occurs in vehicles without dual controls, so the legs are not normally required, you either shout, steer or maybe try to use the handbrake, so someone on crutches should still be able to accompany a learner driver.
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