As a new driver, don’t forget the famous ‘L’
Just because; If you are one of those who just got your driver’s license, until your precious document is one year old, you are a new driver. The only difference that separates you from other road users is the less experience What do you have behind the wheel of the car?
This means, where appropriate, that the maximum speed at which we will be allowed to drive on highways and motorways is 110 km/h, instead of the legally established 120 km/h. For all these reasons, as a novice or novice driver we have the obligation to show off in the car during your first year of driving license the green plate.
Yes, we talked about what is the famous ‘L’ which is frequently placed on the rear window of the car, which is seen, on many occasions, as the most typical fine that can be placed on us while we are on the road.
what do we have to know
We are referring specifically to what is the green ‘L’ plate or V-13 signal, a symbol that is used in an established manner in vehicles driven by novice drivers so that more veteran users can know when they find a vehicle driven by by a beginner.
This, for their part, will lead them to be more attentive to possible faults or errors that they may commit due to lack of experience. With everything, the plate of the L’ of the novice driver It is mandatory to use during the first year license, and not carrying it correctly placed in the vehicle is something that can generate traffic penalties, so it is convenient to know it.
In this way, the regulations are clear: a one-year term. If 365 days have elapsed since the permit was obtained, the new license plate is not removed, the driver can be penalized. The fine, for a minor infraction, is up to 100 euros. That is why it is necessary to take care of this detail, especially if the car is shared between a novice driver and someone who does not need the ‘L’.
Likewise, if for another reason of scope it is decided do not signal novice status on the road, there is also a risk of economic sanction: the fine for not carrying it is also up to 100 euros. Of course, it does not entail the withdrawal of points from the driving license, since it is a minor infraction.
Other typical actions and penalties to avoid
In this direction, and in case we are a new driver, you must be clear that we do not forget to keep in mind our obligations behind the wheel, always respecting the signs and extreme caution to avoid possible accidents.
We must also know that there are certain offenses that ‘newbies’ tend to commit, especially in their early days behind the wheel. One of them is the park in wrong placeswhere it can’t be done. Many get nervous and start to have hasty behaviors, not good for an activity that may require as much precision as parking. The RACE often reminds us, because parking in places that are not allowed can lead to fines of 100 euros, depending on each municipality.
There is also the case of driving without the corresponding lights, an infraction more common than it seems, and that these tend to forget. Thus, it is necessary to know that the headlights are one of the most important safety elements of a vehicle. The driver’s ability to react depends 90% on vision and this decreases at night. Therefore, driving without lights or doing it improperly, entails a 200 euro fine.
It’s more; as something that we have to take into account, is that these drivers only have eight points, instead of the 12 that drivers with more than 3 years of experience have. After those first three years without any points having been withdrawn, they will see their balance increase to 12 points. Three years later without any offense they add two more points and, finally, after three more years of being good drivers they reach 15 points.