L-plate

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L-plate

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(Automotive Engineering) 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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Noun1.L-plate - a square plate bearing the letter L that is attached to both ends of a car to indicate that the driver is a learner
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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L-plate

[ˈelpleɪt] N(placa f de) la L > DRIVING LICENCE/DRIVER'S LICENSE

L-plate

(ˈel ˌpleit) noun
a sign with the letter L (short for learner) on it that is attached to a car driven by a learner-driver.
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A Western Victoria P-Plate driver who hit a cyclist while she was texting and driving was annoyed that her expensive car damaged during the accident in September 2013.
In that year they have to display a green P-plate at all times and would not be allowed behind the wheel between 10pm and 5am unless accompanied by a driver over the age of 30.
According to the Telegraph, Hopper claimed the police let their emotions run away with them in prosecuting his client for failing to display a P-plate (driver's license) because the case was "always doomed to fail" and the evidence "grossly incompetent".
It was a recipe for disaster: one car, five seatbelts, six people, a late night party, a generous splash of alcohol, a sprinkle of bad weather, two P-plate signs--this list occurs in the prologue, the question for readers to ponder is who will die?
There are loads of R and P-plate 230K autos for just five grand, while pounds 4k buys a 97 BMW Z3 roadster and pounds 2k is all you have to pay for a 99 Jag S-Type.
5-litre model on a 1996 P-plate or pounds 24,000 for a 1999 V-reg 2.
Today you can pick up a high mileage 1997 P-plate 1.
6CDX on a P-plate is worth around pounds 4,995 if sold privately.
And if you don't mind your steering wheel on the wrong side, one of the first of the P-plate left-hookers could be yours for under pounds 10,000.
In its own statement, Pendragon admitted "that R-plate and P-plate models are very difficult to shift, as new cars keep getting cheaper".
P-platers will have greater choice of vehicles for their first car, with changes to the prohibited vehicles guidelines for P-plate drivers to allow for more modern, fuel efficient cars, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced today.
Matthews, who wears a full-face niqab, had denied that she was the person who signed the complaint or delivered it to police after she was booked for not properly displaying a P-plate.