Letter: Why not ‘L’ for ‘Learner’?
Re “Be patient with student drivers” (Monitor letter, March 18):
I, too, get impatient when the person ahead of me drives below the speed limit unless conditions warrant it. I do not take my anger out on them, but I stereotypically imagine a half-blind old lady who shouldn’t be on the road. Many years ago, I rented a car in the United Kingdom and drove the entire country from end to end. I noticed that many cars had a big letter “L” pasted on the back. I thought that “L” meant “London” but later learned that the letter stood for a learning driver. Driver-ed cars have a “Student Driver” sign on the rear. But why not have a law requiring everyone who has a learner behind the wheel place on the back of their cars a magnetic sign to that effect? The sign can be removed during ordinary use of the vehicle.
If I saw the “L” ahead of me I would be far more patient.