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What's the hatchback made of?

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Phyllis used to give me a few driving lessons in her old Citroën Picasso, and we bought L plates for that reason.

For various reasons, I stopped learning to drive temporarily, but I’ve now started again, this time with a real instructor.

However, we thought it’d be good to get some additional experience, so Phyllis has now added me onto her insurance (funnily enough, it’s cheaper while I only have a provisional license than it’ll be after I pass the test).

We were going for a quick drive after dinner, and we were going to put on the L plates when we discovered that the entire back end of our Citroën C8 is non-magnetic, so the plate won’t stick. The rest of the car is fine, but the law says that one of the L plates needs to go on the back.

We stuck in on with sticky tape, but it’s just such a hassle compared to having a car made of iron!

0 thoughts on “What's the hatchback made of?

  • Be careful when you are reversing in case it is made of plastic!

  • Harry Campbell

    I’ve often wondered whether, as well as stipulating that you must have an L plate when a learner driver is at the wheel, the law says you must NOT have one at other times. Otherwise you could just paint one on. In fact driving school cars have permanent ones, even though they must often be driven by the instructor, so any such law is routinely broken.


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