What are green L plates used for?
Some new drivers use green L plates (the pre-test colour being red), however as the L usually stands for Learner it is more common to use P Plates.
What does a green learner plate mean?
You can display green ‘probationary’ P plates to show that you’ve just passed your driving test. You do not have to display them. You can leave them on your vehicle for as long as you like.
Are Green L plates a legal requirement?
Are L plates a legal requirement? Yes. Learners driving a vehicle must display L plate stickers at all times. You can get up to six penalty points on your licence if you don’t display a learner plate or if it isn’t the right size.
Do new drivers need green L plates?
If you’re a new driver, you may use the green probationary P plates instead to let other road users that you’ve just passed your test. They may give you some reassurance and leeway with other road users if you make a mistake. You can leave P plates on your vehicle for as long as you like.
What happens if you ride a 125 without L plates?
On successful completion you’ll be able to ride up to a 125cc, 11kW motorcycle without L-plates, be able to take passengers and go on motorways. Anyone from 17-years-of-age upwards can do this category.
Can I drive a car with a provisional licence UK?
A provisional driving licence allows you to learn to drive on all UK roads except motorways, provided you are supervised. You can be supervised by your driving instructor or any other driver, as long as they’re over the age of 21 and have held a full driving licence for a minimum of three years.
What happens if you get caught driving with a provisional license UK?
It’s illegal to drive on a provisional licence without a qualified driver beside you. If you are caught, you’ll receive a fine and penalty points. If any other offences such as dangerous driving are included then you may have a longer ban, and have to resit an extended test as well.
Can a qualified driver drive with L plates?
We all know that the law requires learner drivers to display L plates. But what about full licence holders, is it illegal to drive with L plates as a fully qualified driver? So the answer is no, as a full licence holder, it’s not illegal to drive with L plates.
What is the difference between P P1 and P2 licence?
If the driving test is completed successfully, those under 25 will receive a P1 licence and those over 25 will receive a P2 licence. P1 licence: a red P plate must be displayed for the first 12 months and late-night peer passenger restrictions apply. P2 licence: a green P plate must be displayed for two years.
Can you drive manual on green PS?
The following rules and restrictions apply to both P1 AND P2 probationary drivers: You must display your P-plates at all times when driving. If you got your licence driving an automatic car, you aren’t allowed to drive a manual car until you get a full licence or pass another drive test in a manual car.
Do I need a front L plate on my 125?
do you need both L plates on a 125cc or can you just have the back one? No you need to display valid L plates front and back.
Can a green P plate be used in the UK?
What are P Plates and When to Use Them. In the UK, green P plates can be used on a voluntary basis by drivers that have just passed the driving test. Unlike L-plates, it is not a legal requirement for the driver to display them on their vehicle.
Can a green number plate be used on a new car?
Can green number plates only be used on new EVs? No. Although they’ve only just been announced, the government has said that drivers of all zero-emissions vehicles are eligible to have a green number plate – so whether your electric car is brand new or 5 years old, you’ll still be able to retro-fit the plates. Also, they’re not mandatory.
When do you take the L plate off your car?
You should take L plates off your vehicle when it’s not being used by a learner. You can display green ‘probationary’ P plates to show that you’ve just passed your driving test. You do not have to display them. You can leave them on your vehicle for as long as you like.
Do you have to have a L plate on your licence?
Yes. Learners driving a vehicle must display L plate stickers at all times. You can get up to six penalty points on your licence if you don’t display a learner plate or if it isn’t the right size. What are the other learner driver legal requirements?