I'm going on holiday on Friday with my family, so we're driving down to Birmingham airport on the motorway. Thing is, my dad's insisting on taking my car down there instead of his, (obviously, he's gonna drive it) and I was thinking that we should take the L plates off because learners can't drive on the motorway, and if you have a full licence you're not supposed to drive with L plates anyway. D'ya think we'll get pulled over for this, because I don't think he's going to take them off?
nah - ive seen a few before: shouldnt be a problem!
I do believe it is illegal to drive with L plates on unless a learner is driving the car or the driver is an ADI. The only time L plates should ever be seen on the motorway is when they're on an ADI's car and the driver is having a Pass Plus lesson. As you will be in your own car, not an ADI's car, other drivers on the motorway may well assume the driver is not qualified, and I think you would be quite likely to be pulled up for it. Just take the L plates off, and stick them back on when you get back home and you're driving! It is illegal to have them on if you're a qualified driver so I don't see why he wouldn't want to take them off?! Unless they're the sticky type that are difficult to remove, but, really, you need to take them off.
I'll have a fiver with you abc101 that he/she/it doesnt get pulled.
it is indeed illegal to drive with L plates on if you're not a learner, especially on the motorway, you could panic other people on the road!
buy P plates instead and use them?
other drivers will still treat you with caution.
edit; oh and why not just take the L plates off yourself?!?! its your car after all. take them off and hide them somewhere, or just chuck them out if they're non-magnetic. bottom line is you shouldnt be driving with L plates on if you've passed your test...your dad cant argue with the law.
i got pulled over for it!!! was driving my parents car few weeks back which has L plates on as my lil brothers learning totally forgot about the plates was going merrily down the motorway when i got pulled over by the police was crapping myself as i didnt know what i did wrong and first time was ever pulled over he was nice guy tho just explained about the L plates u can ethier take them off which with some u cant take off easily as they r stuck to the car so u have to put a black line thro it with tape! lesson learnt anyway total bs about panicking other road users tho ive seen many which obv r just people who havnt bothered to take them off no learner driver would go down a motorway as thats prob one of the first rules u learn
lol ok dont burst a blood vessel im aware of the law and was meaning literally theres a difference didnt come across right just meant no1 who actually sees Lplates on a car on a motorway panicks and automatically overtakes
Chances are the rozers will look and see it's an older person driving and figure that either they left the plates on to teach their kid or that they've left them on so that if they go through a speed camera they can claim it was their kid driving and not get the points (mean but does happen).
unless you are an ADI you mustn't drive with L plates on (i.e. according to the law)
if the rattus rattus are bored L plates on the Mway gives them an excuse to pull you and generally inconveinence you by checking the things that they check when they pull someone