Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:13 am #1786318
johnm wrote:Everyone should be limited to 50 MPH and required to sport a “P” plate until they have passed the equivalent of the IAM test
In effect this is what they have in N Ireland. For the first year after passing your test you drive around with an "R" plate and are restricted to 45mph - makes driving on the motorway interesting when even the big lorries steam past you. Get caught speeding and they can extend the time. Strictly speaking the restriction applies when the "R" plates are shown, regardless of who is driving.
I think the restriction can be a bit dangerous as you can have a line of cars on an A road stuck behind an "R" driver which leads to some dodgy overtaking
I know I'm paranoid - that's why they're watching me!