Far too often we continually see provisional drivers driving vehicles with their red or green P plates tucked in behind and obscured by the number plates or inside of the vehicle and barely visible. If this is something you do as a learner or provisional driver, and you come under notice of police, you may be in of the NSW Road Rules and earn yourself 2 demerit points and a substantial fine. The other major concern is that it may create issues from a safety perspective. Worth it? Not at all!
All learner and provisional drivers must clearly display their L and P plates on the front and rear of the outside of the vehicle – the letters must not be hidden. If you are driving in another state, All NSW learner, P1 and P2 drivers must obey the same licence conditions and restrictions (as listed below) that apply to them in NSW when they drive in other states or territories in Australia. Instead of drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, display your L or P plates with pride.
Always ensure that you display L plates (black on a yellow background) and P plates (red or green P on a white background), in such a manner as to be clearly visible on the front and rear of the vehicle, and on the outside. The letter P on the plate must be clearly displayed and not obscured in any way whatsoever. If you’re towing a trailer, a P plate must be on the rear of the trailer. To prevent your L or P plates from falling from the vehicle, be sure to invest in some decent L and P plate holders.