This is how many points you'll get on your licence for these driving offences

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

Breaking the law while behind the wheel can come with a hefty fine attached - and put points on your license too.

Drivers who accumulate 12 or more penalty points from motoring offences within a three-year period can face a ban from driving for up to six months, while six or more penalty points within two years of passing your driving test can lead to a license withdrawal and a re-test requirement. Specialists from LeaseVan.co.uk have outlined which 12 driving offences carry penalty points as standard, and how many points you could be hit with if you infringe these rules.


1. Failing to stop after an accident or failing to report an accident

Penalty points: 5 to 10 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

2. Careless and inconsiderate driving

Penalty points: 3 to 9 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

3. Driving without insurance

Penalty points: 6 to 8 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

4. Using a hand held mobile phone when driving

Penalty points: 6 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

5. Failing to identify the driver of a vehicle

Penalty points: 6 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

6. Driving when disqualified

Penalty points: 6 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

7. Speeding

Penalty points: 3 to 6 points, or 3 points fixed penalty | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

8. Driving after refusal or revocation of licence on medical grounds

Penalty points: 3 to 6 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

9. Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

Penalty points: 3 to 6 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

10. Failure to have proper control of the vehicle or full view of the road and traffic ahead

Penalty points: 3 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

11. Using a vehicle in a dangerous condition

Penalty points: 3 in each case | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

12. Traffic light offences

Penalty points: 3 | Picture Shutterstock | Copyright Other

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