Penalty points, also known as endorsements, are a record of driving offences on your license. If you get 6 points on your license as a new driver, or 12 points as an experienced driver, you run the risk of losing your license. So it's important to get the best advice and support to keep those penalty points off your license.
Penalty points are effective for 3 years and stay on your license for 4-11 years.This not only affect your insurance premium, butadds to the worry and stress of possibly being only one minor offence away from being disqualified or facing a retest.
So if you need to defend a fixed penalty notice and prevent points being added to your license, it’s important to speak to one of our specialist motoring solicitors straight away so we can help you.
`Totting up` 6 points on your license, or even 12 points, can happen quickly. It’s easy to find yourself with a number of individual driving offensesand points on your record – sometimes in a very short period of time.
Some offences carry a fixed amount of penalty points, whilst others are decided by the courts using the evidence and circumstances provided in your defence.
Fixed penalty notices and penalty points are given for a wide range of offences, including:
You will start to see an increase in your insurance premium. If you’re a new driver, another 3 penalty points within your first 2 years of driving means you could be forced to retake your test.
As a new driver, 6 points on your license within the first 2 years of driving means your license will be automatically revoked and you will need to do a re-test.
One more lapse in concentration or minor road traffic offence could mean you face a driving ban or your license being revoked..
12 points on your license within a 3 year period means you could be banned from driving. You may have to reapply for your license, take a retest, and even attend a driving course.