If you are convicted of a motoring offence you can be fined and have your driver’s licence endorsed with penalty points. Sixt has provided some information on driving licence points below.
Penalty points usually stay on your licence for 4 to 11 years after conviction depending on the offence.
You can have your licence revoked if you incur 12 or more points in the space of 3 years.
New drivers who have had their licence for less than 2 years can have their licence revoked if they incur 6 or more points.
Below is a list of some road offences and penalty points that they incur:
- Failing to stop after an accident can result in 5-10 penalty points.
- Driving whilst disqualified by order of a court can result in 6 penalty points.
- Driving without due care and attention can result in 3-9 penalty points.
- Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit can result in 3-11 penalty points.
- Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving can result in 3-11 penalty points.
- Using a vehicle with defective brakes, steering or tyres can result in 3 penalty points.
- Causing serious injury by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle or causing death by dangerous driving can result in 3-11 penalty points.
- Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit can result in 3-11 penalty points.
- If you are in charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit you can incur 10 penalty points.
- Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks can result in 6-8 penalty points.
- Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds can result in 3-6 penalty points.
- Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road can result in 3-6 penalty points.
- Failing to comply with traffic light signals can result in 3 penalty points.
To remove expired endorsements from your driving licence, you will have to apply to the DVLA by post to exchange your licence for a new one.