Driving Penalty Points


If you’re convicted of a motoring offence, the courts can fine you and ‘endorse’ your driving licence with penalty points.

Endorsements must stay on your driving licence for 4 or 11 years depending on the offence.

The endorsement (and penalty points) is put on your driver record and is written on the counterpart document of your photocard driving licence or on your paper driving licence.

New drivers who tot up six penalty points within two years of passing the practical test, will have to take both tests again.

More information on Retesting For New Drivers Who Offend and go over 6 penalty-points.

If you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years, you can be be disqualified from driving.

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