Just following on from the Victorian Motorcycle GLS (Graduated License Scheme) discussion paper, the recent NSW VRU paper and the Draft national road strategy which on pg 43 suggests that there should be a uniform national GLS for learner motorcyclists, I'm wondering what riders think about the likely shape of the national GLS. The national GLS is likely to have a minimum L's period of between 6 to 12 months (12m looks like the favoured length), have a prerequisite of at least a probationary license of another type and include supervised hours and other restrictions like a night time curfew. Believe me I have views about those proposals, but for this thread, I'm interested in the period of time after the L's, the provisional / probationary period. This is what the P's period might look like: - It's likely that the provisional / probationary rules will not grant any credit for holding a full license for another category of vehicle. - It's likely that the P's period will be staged (P1 / P2) and apply for a minimum total mandatory period. - It's likely that the minimum P's period will be 24months, possibly 36months. - It's likely that a rider will be limited to a LAMS bike for the entire P's period. - It's likely that a rider will be restricted from carrying a pillion for the entire P's period. - It's likely that the P's period will include reduced points and zero BAC. - For a rider who is licensed for another vehicle type/types, it's not clear to me whether the P's restrictions will be quarantined only to the motorcycle license. So if the likely changes come to pass, a new rider will be limited to a LAMS bike for 4 years (1y L's + 3y P's), have fewer license demerit points (that may or may not apply only to the motorbike license), and have a passenger and zero BAC restriction for the entire time. This will apply for any new rider, irrespective of their experience on the road. There is no proposal that I've seen to accelerate this period via a demonstrated competency basis. The above could be national within 10 years, and here in Victoria as soon as 2013/14. So, what do you guys think?