December 2, 2013

Points Regime For New Drivers

Nearly 50,000 drivers have had their licence revoked in the past four years under strict rules contained in the 1995 Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act in which new drivers who tot up six points or more within two years of passing their test face an automatic ban.

Male drivers are four times more likely than women to lose their licence in the first two years after passing their test, accounting for nearly eight out of ten bans. Information from the DVLA shows that 4,067 drivers aged 19 or under have points on his licence and 27 of these drivers have six points on their license.

It’s not just new younger drivers who are falling foul of this regime: some 1,608 motorists in their 40s were banned within 2 years of passing their test, 294 in their 50s, 38 in their 60s and 3 over 70s.

Speeding typically results in 3 or 6 points on a driver’s licence, use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving or running a red light results in 3 points, racing other cars on public roads results in between 3 and 11 points, driving an uninsured vehicle results in between 6 and 8 points and driving unfit due to drink results in 10 points on a driver’s licence.

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