Hi Guys, Before my learners had expired I needed to book in to get my probationary permit quick smart. I have had a few friends where they forgot to book in their P's test and had to do their learner test again. I didn't have any issues with staying on my learners for a long time but I had a problem with forking out the cash again so decided to do it before it was too late. I took a sickie from work and did the test a few weeks ago. I believe this was the most productive sickie I have ever taken. There was me and 3 other riders. The day started at 8:30am and we started the tests at 3pm. It was a drainer as you did the same things over and over again and we all couldn't wait to just do the test and get it over and done with. Thruout the day the clouds always threatened with rain but it never did unlike my learners test which was a rain soaked affair. Test time came, did all the required manouveres and ended up passing with 29 out of a possible 40 points accrued against my name. The less points you have against your name the better and anything above 40 is an instant fail. At the end of the day it was a relief and I didn't have a chance to savour the moment as I quickly rushed to get to my 2nd job. Some people on this site seem to not be able to get rid of their L plates quickly enough which is understandable but I was the total opposite. I remained on my L's for pretty much 1 full year. If the learners didn't expire in 15 months or if the rules were like they were before lams where after the 15 month expiry you could extend your learners for another 15 months I think I would have taken that option and stayed on the learners for over 2 years. I bought a decent lams bike which was also going to enable me to stay on my learners and ride the same bike a long time too. If people have small bikes on their learners then they outgrow the power very quickly and want to move up quickly. I also looked at it from the perspective that my bike was only until a few years ago a bike which people after going thru their learners and restrictions used to ride to in reality it is a full licensed bike prior to lams. Many full licensed people still ride cb400's. Maybe it's just me but I never experienced any horrendous tailgating or people acting like dicks or any negative behaviour from other road users due to displaying L plates. The only thing I think I got a lot of was that everyone seemed to want to drag. As I was on my L plates for a long time my rear tyre got hungrier and hungrier and just wanted to munch the living daylights out of the yellow L plate. This was my 2nd ever l plate as the first only lasted a few days due to not being mounted correctly so it's fair to say it lasted a good time. At hart Somerton there are some clothes hangers on your way to the changerooms which have been converted in to a L/P plate shrine so I think I will pop over and donate mine there too.