L-plate

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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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New South Wales Roads Minister Michael Daley said the "unacceptable" level of P-plate offences might lead to compulsory driver education classes.
Drivers who fail to complete the extra training would be forced to continue to use P-plates after the probationary period and failing to do so should be an offence, said Cameron.
Among them are the compulsory use of P-plates (for probationary) for a period after passing the test, lower legal blood alcohol levels, compulsory professional tuition, restriction to low-powered vehicles, restrictions on night-time driving and on carrying passengers, and the possible introduction of a second practical test at the end of a probationary period.
The move is seen as so urgent, the society wants the Government to abandon plans for P-plates this August.
Elaine is backing the Sunday Mail's Stop the Carnage Campaign, which calls for drivers under 25 to take the Pass Plus test, wear P-plates and for a limit on the number of passengers they carry.
But 68 per cent felt newly qualified drivers should display P-plates for the first 12 months.
The Mail's campaign demands under-21 drivers must display P-plates with only one passenger allowed and Pass Plus tests for under-25s to teach advanced motoring skills.
We also want P-plates on cars for the first year after they pass their test.