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L-plate

Brit a white rectangle with an "L" sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red "L" sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green "L" sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test
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Lyon, of Raploch, Stirling, was arrested later and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, and driving without insurance, unsupervised, and without L-plates.
"His car didn't have any L-plates and, although he had a passenger, they had also had something to drink and so were not suitable to supervise him."
much allergic to Anyway, now that I have run out of excuses, it's finally time to dig out that old provisional licence (made of paper and full of holes from where I stuck it on the pinboard in my teenage bedroom) and buy some L-plates.
At the time of the incident Mr Lawrence--who has 11 previous convictions for driving when disqualified and eight for driving without insurance--should not have been driving as he only held a provisional licence, was not accompanied by a qualified driver, displayed no L-plates and was uninsured.
Now, following her latest effort to ditch her L-plates, on June 26, she is free to get behind the wheel of a car.
First, David is behind the wheel as he tries to help eight-times failure Beverly (Jessica Hynes) pass her test and love blooms among the L-plates.
Maria McCarthy, who grew up in Cardiff, is the author of The Girls' Guide to Losing Your L-Plates and will be running a workshop on writing for publication next week.
IT may not be Hogworts but Teesside now has its very own magic school where wannabe magicians can get their L-plates!
Most brides leave the L-plates behind on their hen night - but not Leann Taylor.
The snap shows her wearing a L-plates and carrying a naked inflatable man with her husband-tobe's head stuck on top.
I love that it upsets all those snooters who think it's common and disgusting to turn up at an airport in regulation hen party gear - pink T-shirts, veils and L-plates for the bride.
THE cost of finally ditching the L-plates is now an eye-watering PS6,768, according to new research into the habits of Britain's young motorists.