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We would like to thank everyone who helped with our case. The team are so nice and helpful, they explained all our options in deatail. Everyone hopes they will not need this kind of help, but if you ever need it get in touch with roadtrafficlaw.com.
, Glasgow

Morning, I would like to express my gratitude for the service provided by your company on securing a not guilt verdict for my speeding and 172 charge. From the outset your company put my mind at rest at what was a very stressful time, the case took over 15 months in it's entirety and 3 visits to court. All the way through the proceedings I felt totally at ease I was in good hands. I particularly would like to thank Ms Ferguson who defended me in court, she is very knowledgeable in her field and struck a good rapport with the court and PF alike. I was on nine points at the time of my offence with a potential ban looming, after the court appearance I drove away my license intact, for which I am extremely grateful. Many many thanks RTL and Miss Ferguson in particular.
, Tain District Court
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How long do penalty points last on your licence?

How Long Do Penalty Points Last? Many motorists are unaware of how the points system works, and how close they could be to a driving ban…

Commit too many ‘minor’ driving offences and you will find yourself ‘totting up’ to a short term ban

With police crackdown after police crackdown there are more and more drivers with points on their license these days. I come across drivers every single week who have been driving for 10, 20, 30 years on a clean license and in the past few years have begun to collect points at an alarming rate. Perhaps drivers used to get away with a lot more than what they do now? Perhaps technology is assisting the police in bringing more charges against motorists?

If you have committed an ‘endorsable’ road traffic offence where you have either; accepted the offer of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN), or have found guilty in court, then you will have your license endorsed with penalty points. The majority of common Road Traffic Law offences carry with it a 60 pound fine and 3 Penalty Points.See Guide.

How long do penalty points last on your License?

Either way a common question we are asked is, How long do penalty points last on my license for?

The answer requires an explanation in two parts.

  1. The Penalty Points are valid from the date of incident and remain live on your license for 3 years.
  2. However these Penalty Points remain on your license for a total of 4 years. Although the Penalty Points are on your license during that fourth year they are not ‘live’ for the purposes of ‘totting up’.

Once the Penalty Points have been on your license for 4 years from the date of offence then you may apply to the DVLA to have these points removed from your license.

In Summary: How long do penalty points last? They will shown on your license for a total of 4 years from the date of offence, however they are only ‘live’ for the purposes of ‘totting up’ to a driving ban for the first 3 of those years.

If you have been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice or a Citation for Court and you believe that you may be in danger of totting up then fill out a contact form at www.roadtrafficlaw.com or call 0800 612 9597 for a Free Case Consultation today.

 

Graham Walker

Graham Walker

Road Traffic Lawyer at RoadTrafficLaw.com
Road Traffic Lawyer: Graham Walker LLb,DipLP,NP

30 Years practising as a Criminal lawyer in Scotland. Specialising in road traffic law. Whatever the road traffic law problem is we are sure that we can help you. It may be about speed cameras, Speeding fines, penalty points. Call 0800 612 9597.
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