Let's face it, every one of us has been a novice driver at some point in our lives, and it's safe to say we've all made some rather questionable decisions with the best of intentions.
A recent TikTok video has caused quite a buzz on the internet as a new driver went the extra mile to signal their rookie status on the road.
Photo via TikTok (@jxelsprtn)
In a brief 17-second clip, a user going by the name @jxelsprtn captured a passing car in the adjacent lane. Interestingly, the driver had adorned multiple windows of their vehicle with 'P' stickers, a clear indicator of a probationary driving license.
These 'P' stickers were not limited to just the front and rear windshields; they also found their way onto both front door windows. The TikTok user humorously captioned the video, "That's quite a collection of 'P' stickers, but it provided a moment of entertainment."
At the time of writing, the video has amassed over a million views, with many viewers sympathizing with the new driver's choice.
Numerous commenters shared their own experiences, acknowledging that new drivers often go to such lengths to abide by the rules when they first hit the road. "I did the same thing; my car was covered in 'P' stickers," one user reminisced.
Some commenters commended the driver's efforts to ensure their safety and let others know about their novice status. "Actually, she arranged them like that in hopes that other drivers would be patient and considerate, knowing she's just received her license. I've had mine for about three years, and I still do this," one user cheekily added.
Others couldn't resist making light-hearted jokes about the situation, poking fun at the Road Transportation Department (RTD), also known as JPJ. "JPJ could spot her from a mile away, and they'd probably stash their traffic cones in a hurry," one user joked, while another quipped that the driver was informing the whole world about her 'P-level' license.
In a delightful turn of events, the driver of the car stumbled upon the video and shared her rationale for adorning multiple windows with 'P' stickers. In a light-hearted tone, she explained that her intention was to ensure that other drivers kept a safe distance from her as she was still in the process of learning the ropes of driving.