HC Deb 23 July 1958 vol 592 cc416-7
24. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he has taken to publicise the regulations concerning the display of L plates on motor cars.

Mr. Nugent

A notice is issued to everyone who takes out a provisional driving licence for the first time and a note is printed on the cover of the driving licence itself.

Mr. Dance

Is it within the law for an instructor to drive a car exhibiting "L" plates? When he stops teaching and the learner gives up driving, ought not the "L" plates be turned round or removed?

Mr. Nugent

I do not think so.

Mr. Lipton

Is not it a fact that many drivers who have passed the test continue to exhibit the "L" plates so that other drivers will give their car a wide berth?

Mr. Nugent

I think that may happen, when, for example, a son or daughter is in the process of learning to drive. The "L" plates are sometimes left on for them.