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Penalty Points – Totting Up

All Penalty Points you receive will be recorded on your driving licence.

Not all motoring offences carry penalty points but the majority do. Penalty points are relevant for totting up for 3 years from the date of the offence but they will remain on your licence for 4 years. After 4 years, you can apply to DVLA for them to be removed. There are often intricate legal issues so if you receive penalty points call us now on 0800 046 3066.

The minimum amount of penalty points a driver can currently receive is 2.

If you obtain up to 12 Penalty Points or more within a period of three years, you will be liable to be disqualified under what is called the ‘totting-up’ system. This is shown on your licence as TT99 and is usually for a mandatory 6 months for a first totting up ban.

A disqualification for accumulating 12 or more Penalty Points will entitle all existing Penalty Points to be removed. This is called “Wiping the slate clean”.

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Table of Penalty Points

Offences

Penalty Points

Failing to stop after an accident

5-10

Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours

5-10

Undefined accident offences

4-9

Disqualified Driver

Driving whilst disqualified by order of court

6

Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court

6

Careless Driving

Driving without due care and attention

3–9

Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users

3–9

Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users

3–9

Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink

3–11

Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drugs

3–11

Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit

3–11

Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for analysis

3–11

Construction & Use Offences

Using a vehicle with defective brakes

3

Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding breaks, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition

3

Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s)

3

Using a vehicle with defective steering

3

Reckless/Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving

3–11

Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle

3–11

Drink or Drugs

Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit

3–11

Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink

3–11

Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis

3–11

In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit

10

In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink

10

Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive

10

Failing to provide specimen for breath test

4

Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs

3–11

In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs

10

Insurance Offences

Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks

6–8

Licence Offences

Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

3–6

Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence

3–6

Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability

3–6

Miscellaneous

Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position

3

Unlawful pillion riding

3

Play street offences

2

Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight or refusing to submit to a test

3

Motor racing on the highway

3–11

Offences not covered by other codes

As appropriate

Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight

3

Refusing to submit to an eyesight test

3

Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc

6

Pedestrian Crossings

Undefined Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations

3

Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with moving vehicle

3

Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with stationary vehicle

3

Speed Limits

Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits

3–6

Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)

3–6

Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road

3–6

Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit

3–6

Exceeding speed limit on a motorway

3–6

Undefined speed limit offence

3

Traffic Direction and Signs

Failing to comply with traffic light signals

3

Failing to comply with double white lines

3

Failing to comply with “Stop” sign

3

Failing to comply with direction of a constable/warden

3

Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding stop signs, traffic lights or double white lines)

3

Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign

3

Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign

3

Theft or Unauthorised Taking

UT50 Aggravated taking of a vehicle

If you would like us to look into any of the above for you or advise you with regard to your options, or if you require legal representation, call now and speak to one of our solicitors on 0800 0463066We have offices in Nottingham but offer a Nationwide Service.

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