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Solicitors - Unofficial Guide to the DVLA Penalty Points

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Provisional License and Penalty Pointsand the Supervising Driver

If you posses a UK provisional license then you need to be aware of the effects of penalty points on your license, and your ability to take the UK driving test.

Learner drivers in the UK must be supervised by a full UK license holder who is 21 years or older and has held their license for a minimum of 3 years. Any offence committed by a provisional license holder resulting in penalty points being added to their license could also result in the supervising driver being prosecuted for aiding and abetting.

Here are 6 facts you need to know about penalty points on UK provisional licenses and the driving test.

  1. Any points added to your provisional license will stay on for a minimum of 4 years, some penalty points can stay for as long as 11 years!
  2. There is no driving course or any other means of getting points off your license, they can only be removed after the statutory time has expired.
  3. Points are not automatically removed from licenses, you have to apply to the DVLA and pay a fee for the points to be removed.
  4. Points on your provisional license will not stop you from taking the driving test, but if you have more than 6 points on your license, then your license will be revoked under the new driver act! Your pass certificate along with your provisional license will be sent to the DVLA, and you will get a letter back advising that you are once again a learner and need to pass the driving test again.
  5. 12 points or more on any UK driving license means a ban.
  6. Penalty points on a driving license usually results in higher insurance premiums, so it is in your own interest to abide by the law.