After passing the driving test on a manual car and getting your own, how long (either in approx. hours of driving or a generally timeframe e.g. X number of weeks/months/years or approx. no. of miles driven) did you keep your P plates on? If you used them that is.
I know everyone is different but just wanted a general idea
I think for around a week of driving (approx 10 hours maybe?) I went to visit a friend on the M25 and took us to Cornwall. She had actually bought me some P plates as she didn't want me driving without them during peak hours on the M25. By the time I got to Cornwall they had already flew off and I survived without.
I did find that people gave me more space without them and less tutting if I went to stall. Its all personal preference
I had P plates but only for motorway driving as they tend to leave you more room and would give me more room when overtaking. They came straight off on normal roads though as it had the opposite affect on normal roads