WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has promised to push the Department for Transport to consider the death of Sorina Gheorghe when discussing any further motorway-related learner driver policy changes.

Miss Gheorghe was described at the inquest into her death on Tuesday as a “nervous and inexperienced” driver who avoided using motorways prior to the crash which took her life on the M5.

The 24-year-old misjudged an overtake before panicking as she attempted to correct her car but lost control and veered across two lanes, colliding with another vehicle.

Conservative Member of Parliament Mr Walker said ensuring as many people as possible get extra experience while learning to drive “makes a lot of sense”, with motorway lessons not currently compulsory.

As of June last year learner drivers have been able to take lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales to help ensure more drivers know how to use the roads safely.

Prior to this change, learners could only have motorway lessons after they’d passed their driving test, with some newly-qualified drivers taking lessons through the voluntary Pass Plus scheme.

However, many drivers slip through the net and never have any teaching time on motorways, with some then avoiding them out of fear and lack of experience.

Miss Gheorghe, who moved to Worcester from Romania six years ago, did not like how wide UK roads are and how many cars use them, and avoided motorways entirely.

She then started a new job inspecting Jaguar car doors at a factory in Aston, Birmingham, three weeks before her death on April 3 and was therefore forced to use the M5 most days.

Mr Walker said he was never taught to drive on the motorway and found it quite daunting at first.

“I have to use motorways a lot and would have found it helpful,” he said, adding that last summer’s new policy is “welcome” but agreed there is potentially room for further reform so “more people get experience”.

“It’s a point of contention I will raise with my colleagues in the Department for Transport to consider this case and look at the coroner’s evidence [in relation to any policy changes],” he said.

However, the MP, who was made parliamentary under-secretary of state for Scotland and Northern Ireland after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister this month, said the DoT “will have to strike a balance”.

“Some people across the country would never have to use the motorway and so for them to have to travel miles to have to use one for lessons would be unfair.

“I will encourage my colleagues to take into account this tragic case when making any policy changes in future.

“It’s a terribly sad story,” he added.

PC Mark Murphy, forensic investigator for West Mercia Police, having reviewed dashcam footage of Miss Gheorghe’s crash, said: “The manner of driving is indicative of a novice, unconfident or nervous driver.”

He described how she had attempted three manoeuvres but “barely flashed” her indicators before pulling out each time and had “lost control” after initially “failing to notice” a van and trailer.

In a statement read out at the inquest, the deceased’s mum Lulia Gainar described her as “not a confident driver”.