Automotive: A drive to mark cars driven by young drivers didn’t get into gear.
A petition to parliament calling for the “reintroduction of the ‘L’ placard for beginning drivers” has failed. The petition asked for an “L” (learner) plate to once again be mandatorily mounted on automobiles.
Such a move would provide “better visibility between drivers of vehicles during their training course and other road users”. The requirement was eliminated last autumn.
Public petition number 587 was opened 28 December on the Chamber of Deputies website, and closed Tuesday having received only 63 valid signatures. Such petitions are non-binding but if a measure receives 4,500 signatures then the Chamber of Deputies has to formally consider it.