Display “L” Plate
Sentencing in the Magistrates’ Courts of Victoria
Maximum penalty and court that deals with a “Display ‘L’ Plate” charge
There is a maximum penalty of 3 penalty units (fine) for Display “L” Plate (regulation 47 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009). It is considered to be at the lower scale of criminal offending. Hence, cases are heard at the Magistrates’ Courts.
Learner driver must display L plates
Reg. 47. Learner driver must display L plates
(1) A learner driver must not drive a motor vehicle (other than a tractor) on a highway unless—
(a) an L plate is displayed facing out from the rear of the motor vehicle so that the letter “L” is clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres behind the vehicle; and
(b) in the case of a vehicle other than a motor cycle, an L plate is displayed facing out from the front of the vehicle so that the letter “L” is clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres ahead of the vehicle.