American in Spain

I'm a real driver now!

December 18, 2007

Today marks the one year anniversary of me getting my Spanish driver's license. This means that I no longer have to display that stupid L1 on my forehead the car. In Spain, you see, for the first year that you have your license, you have to display this L sign which means that you also have to go 90 kph on the 120 kph motorway. Do you have any idea how dangerous that is? And all this is still true even when you have been driving for 11 years in other countries and one full year in Spain. Because you're "inexperienced". Poppycock! Learner Plaque

I never once displayed this in my car and never got pulled over. And now I can keep it as a trophy of my insolence.

1What's funny is that the L doesn't stand for anything in Spanish. It's just a European standard which I've always assumed meant "Learner".