Back in the good ole days when i was a P plater (going on 5yrs ago now, /me gets out the walking stick) i was over joyed about hoping on the freeway, all alone, first time ever, punched it along the on ramp in the hell gutsy 1.5L laser, and cruised along at 90kph (max limit back then for P's) and every mother f'er aimed for me, went flying by at 120+. I think its good that L platers can go on the freeway now, but they need to learn to drive at 100kph, and not piss fart about at 80kph, or drive REALLY slow coming onto the freeway.
Also people young and old dont know how to merge, i have had so many P platers lately try and take the pain off my doors lately, they dont speed up slightly, they dont fall in behind if im going faster, they sit there, next to your door, hoping you will move over. I mean its not hard to tap the go pedal or the slow pedal, or even change lanes when im coming on the the freeway, or when they are coming on.
As much of a shock it is seeing an L plater on the freeway, its good they learn to drive at the posted limit at a young age with someone there to guide them along.