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The P-Plate syndrome

By CheeJun on 08 Jun 2010

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I recently came across this article about P-plates and whether they actually help new drivers by 'telling' other drivers that they are still new on the roads and for them to be a little more understanding when it comes to giving way and so on. We were all there before, green eyed driver with a new license in hand and 2 P-plates stuck to the front and rear window. But does this make the lives of new drivers' more difficult than it already is?

Some say that its better because more drivers are understanding, give way most of the time and don't honk unnecessarily while other new drivers complain that they face a lot of nasty tailgaters and aggressive 'experienced' drivers. Well its not just the drivers under probation who are 'under attack', it seems that experienced drivers also have complaints about new drivers hogging the roads and changing lanes without looking out for traffic.

So who is at fault here?

All I can say is that from my own experience when I was still driving under the P-Plate, most drivers on highways were very impatient even though I was travelling slightly above the speed limit of 90, most of them were traveling at around 105 to 110. I think it really depends on where you're driving and the current road condition. In traffic jams, having the P-plate did help quite a bit especially when changing lanes and in the smaller roads as well, most drivers tend to be more understanding. But on the highways, P-plates stand no chance...

Check out the videos from Razor Tv to find out more about what other Singaporeans think..

Razor Tv P-Plates Help or Hazard?

asiaone, p plates, road hogs and 1 more...

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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Joseph22 Jun 09 2010 08:13 AM
"All I can say is that from my own experience when I was still driving under the P-Plate, most drivers on highways were very impatient even though I was travelling slightly above the speed limit of 90, most of them were traveling at around 105 to 110"

Road hogger still complain tongue.gif
Tansrb Jun 09 2010 07:51 PM
LOL ya agree. hog the lane still complain.
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