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My current case had dragged on since Jan 15th 2009 until November 9th 2009, when accused I had just had 3 point deducted off my license, but still had 7 points current!
, Helensburgh

My case could not have been handled any better. It really involved damage limitation as I had been involved in some ill judged driving. I have recommended your firm to several other people already but I also wanted to place this on your website to state that I would recommend you guys to anyone charged with a road traffic matter
, Dumfries
Road Traffic Lawyers is rated 5/5 based on 63 testimonials.

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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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