What do L-plates mean to you?

Was driven in to Bude by my daughter this morning. She is learning to drive, had her L-plates on and was going at an appropriate speed for the road when a white van overtook at some speed coming up to a decent bend, which he proceeded to take too fast partly on the wrong side of the road.

Interesting approach. I was wondering what part of an L-plate some drivers don’t understand. To me, it is a sign to be careful, to perhaps slow down, that things may be unpredictable as the person is still learning a skill, rather than an opportunity to speed up and undertake a dangerous manoeuvre working on the assumption that the learner will move out of the way and make the right decision. In the event, she handled the situation well. Lucky, really.

Curious.

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