You’ve passed your test and can say goodbye to your L plates only to be presented with the option of green P plates. They are not a legal requirement and many newly qualified drivers head off without them. However, you may want to consider that P plates simply let other drivers know you’re new on the road and to give you more space and take extra care. This should give you peace of mind and create a win-win for everyone. If P plates make you feel like a learner why not keep a set in your car just in case, and use them if you’re visiting somewhere new or driving a challenging route for the first time?