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Thread: L plates on a scooter with a full license?

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    L plates on a scooter with a full license?

    Not sure on the law on this. If I ride my wife’s 125 scooter (she rides with L) plates do I have to remove them as I have a full license?

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    No. As you are a full licence holder you can ride with or without L plates.

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    L plates on a scooter with a full license?

    What he said.

    Ignore all my waffle (if you read it before I deleted it) as I failed to read the question correctly.
    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 22nd July 2021 at 23:07.

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    L plates on a scooter with a full license?

    Ignore

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    I assume you mean a full bike licence ? If you are using your full car licence then you need L plates and possibly CBT

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    Thanks chaps. Yes, I have a full bike (and car) license.

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    If the bike is displaying L plates then you're restricted to the same laws as learners, so no motorways etc. If you want to sit at 60 on a NSL road then remove the plates first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    If the bike is displaying L plates then you're restricted to the same laws as learners, so no motorways etc. If you want to sit at 60 on a NSL road then remove the plates first.
    No, in the UK you're not restricted at all.
    Last edited by oldoakknives; 23rd July 2021 at 00:17.
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    Highway Code states they should be removed or covered if not being used by a learner.

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    Ahhh, is that the law then officially??

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    Think the Highway Code is only law when it states you MUST/MUST NOT do something.

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    I should reckon you've got more chance of being hit by a meteorite than getting stopped about an 'L' plate.

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    Motorcycle instructors ride bikes with L plates all the time but they put a single line of black tape diagonally to cross it out. Should be easy enough.

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    Having 'L' plates on a vehicle doesn't restrict a full license holder who is driving it in any way.

    The Highway Code (Annex 3. Motor vehicle documentation and learner driver requirements) states: ‘Plates should be removed or covered when not being driven by a learner (except on driving school vehicles).’

    Because it says 'should' and not 'must' it's advisory only and not the law that you are required to do so. The 'must' would normally be in bold type in the Highway Code as well.
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    Thanks for that.

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