Speed restrictions for L's and P's in nsw more harmful then safe. As i have only just got my bike learners a few days ago i have been riding all over town alot getting used to the bike and and riding in traffic. But i wanted a bit more and today went for a bit of a ride down the highway, Sitting on my allowed top speed of 80km/hr , at first the speed reduction didn't really bother me even less around town for obvious reasons. But i soon found myself in a hairy situation out on the highway when a truck and a couple of cars caught upto me. The truck had sat pretty much right on my ass for about 5kms while waiting for a good section to overtake. If for some reason i came off that close to the truck there was noway he would have been able to stop in time to avoid running me over, this worried me a bit. Then finally he started to overtake but it was a slow overtake and about 3/4 past me, traffic coming the other way forced him to come back in. Leaving me with two choices, slow down quickly and get promptly rear ended by the car that had moved up behind me and was now also sitting on my ass or exit stage left. I opted for exit stage left, so now im on the edge of the highway next to the back part of the truck and the front of a car(idiot could have slowed down to let me back in but didnt) with a bridge comming up that narrowed to just the the lane and no extra bit past the lane line that i was on. So was forced to slow down untill behind both cars that had been behind the truck before i could move back into the lane. Having had my car licence for 15 years and never having had any kind of speed restriction, this is the first time anything like this has ever happened. How can it be safer for L and P plate driver to be exposed to these kind of things on the road? it would be far safer for everyone if was going the same speed. Then situations like that wouldnt happen unless someone else was speeding.