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I just wan to say thank you for keeping me on the road. It is a massive relief to know that I will not be banned after months of waiting for my trial.
, Dumbarton Sheriff

Where do I start? Over the 15 months and 7 adjournments of my case I have had nothing but the best of advice and attention from Mr Graham Walker and and his staff. On the day of my trial (24/06/2010 ) I was represented by Miss Ferguson of roadtrafficlaw.com and she was quite simply superb in her handling of the not guilty plea and the two police officers who originally charged me with the offence, in fact to the point I actually nearly began to feel sorry for them as she pointed out their mistakes and totally different stories. As for the firm itself, well you just will not get a better company to deal with, great personal service from all levels of staff employed there, professional to the end. Mr Walker I can well see why you were shortlisted for an award and as for Miss Ferguson she is an absolute star. At the end of the proceedings I was as you might have guessed by now found not guilty. Thanks again to all involved.
, Greenock Sheriff 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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