Hi All, I'm a new Learner rider at the ripe age of 45. I've been on the road for less than a month at the time of this post. I gotta say that having my L Plates showing I found I was getting targeted by drivers who either tail gate me or needlessly sound their horns when passing me. I have not been speeding and I've not been going too slow, just keeping a good buffer perhaps larger than normal and minding my own beeswax. I wanted to put this theory & observation to the test. For 7 days I road without my L Plates. Yes this is illegal & I'm sorry. The result was a marked decrease in tailgate behaviour. I only got tailgated once. I put my L Plates back on and hey presto, all the stupid behaviour started up again. Why bother having L Plates if you get harassed by other drivers? Why can't we just have Learner information on our licenses themselves? I really don't see the point or value of publicising your license status on your bike if all it gets you is negative attention. It wont stop me from ridding but has anybody else experienced this or is this part of the Sydney experience? Respectfully, GY. PS: I apologise if this topic has been covered or documented previously. New to this forum.