Judging by what I have seen in Cork the past few weeks since the law was changed, I don't think anyone will have any fear of the Gards taking unaccompanied L cars. Clearly, the law is not being enforced here!
This morning alone, I was driving along the South Link in the right hand lane, and wondered why I was only doing 50 on a 100kph road. Reason? Two L drivers hogging the right lane (clearly L drivers) in brand new cars and stubbornly refusing to pull in for traffic to travel faster in the right lane. Same thing coming down Summerhill North -traffic tailing back as there was a lady with L plates going at 35kph!! In all cases, the road conditions were good -dry and no ice. I know of one person learning, driving unaccompanied and does not have their L plates up.
Some unaccompanied learners are an absolute menace.