Penalty Points


Points can be added to your driving licence as a result of a variety of offences. The number of points will vary depending upon the seriousness of the allegation, and the individual facts of your case. Here are some typical examples:-

Speeding: 3-6 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

Using a mobile phone: 3 penalty points

Defective vehicle (e.g. bald tyre): 3 penalty points

Careless Driving: 3-9 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

Failing to stop after an accident: 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

Failing to report an accident: 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

Insurance offence: 6-8 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

Failing to Provide Driver Details: 6 penalty points or discretionary disqualification

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