Penalty Points | Dorset


penalty points | dorset

As well as fining you, the Court can “endorse” your licence with up to 11 penalty points, depending on the driving offence in question. For more information click here
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Penalty points usually remain on your licence for 4 years, but in some cases (including drink driving) they stay on for 11 years.

If you accumulate 12 or more points within 3 years you should expect to be disqualified as a “totter” unless you can show this would cause you or someone connected with you “exceptional hardship”.
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But if you passed your test within the last 2 years your licence will be cancelled if you accumulate just 6 points. If this happens, you’ll have to retake the entire test, including the theory test.