Question: Is it illegal to keep an “N” or “L” on the back of a vehicle all the time even if the driver is not in the learners or new category?

Answer from the VPD (Vancouver Police Department) via email:

                The simple answer is “ no “it is not illegal, but keep in mind that you may be stopped if you are the lone occupant of the vehicle driving while displaying an “L” sign. The “L” sign requires the driver to be accompanied by a qualified supervisor. If an officer sees a vehicle operated by a lone individual while displaying an “L” sign the officer will more than likely stop the vehicle to ascertain if he/she is contravening the licence restrictions.