The L's (Learners Permit) is the first step in the Licence process. It is made up of a 7 hour (over 2 days) upright course followed by a computer test. The P's (Provisional licence) is the next step. To obtain your P's you have to pass a Pre Provisional course followed by a practical test (cone weaves and such) that is conducted on 1 day and takes 8 hours. Once you passed this test you went onto P plates for a year. Previously if you were over 30 and held an unrestricted car licence for more than 5 years, once you passed the P's test you went straight to a full riders licence (no requirement for P plates). But the Government anounced in March that as of 1st June regardless of age or previous licencing, every one would have to do a minimum of 1 year on the P plates = restricted to 90 km/h or 55 Mph max speed. Thats why i'm rushing to do the test before June. I am booked in to do the test on 18 May.