No. The rate and directions of plate movement are driven by forces that have very limited connection to anything happening at the surface of the Earth. Primary drivers are 1) density contrasts between old oceanic lithosphere and either younger oceanic lithosphere or continental lithosphere causing subduction (i.e. slab pull), 2) rise and melting of aestheonospheric material at spreading ridges resulting in the the production of new oceanic crust (i.e. ridge push), and 3) convective motion of the upper mantle and tractional forces on the base of the lithosphere.