Penalty Points, Endorsements And Rules for New Drivers

January 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Motoring Law, Transport

When you’ve passed your re-test

Rules for new drivers You will  lose your licence if you run up another 6 points. But if you get more than 12 points in 3 years, you’ll normally lose your licence for at least 6 months.

Penalty points on your provisional licence

The Rules for new drivers, You can also get penalty points on your provisional licence before you pass your test. These points last for 3 years. If you then get more points after passing your test taking the total to 6 you’ll lose your licence.

If you reach 6 points before you’ve taken your test, you won’t lose your provisional licence. But if you get any more points within 2 years of passing your test, you’ll lose your licence.

rules for new drivers

Insurers call for strict new rules for new drivers to reduce accidents on UK roads

NEW DRIVERS should not be allowed to drive at night and should start learning younger and for longer, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

The ABI says younger drivers should face tighter restrictions because they account for a disproportionate number of road accidents: only one in eight of UK licensed drivers is between the ages of 17 to 24, but the age group is responsible for over a third of those killed on the roads.

Director General of the ABI, Otto Thoresen, has called for “radical action” to reduce the “tragic waste of young lives on our roads”.


Insurance for young drivers is frightfully expensive. This means that many people cannot afford the high premiums and risk driving, without insurance. However, this is an extremely serious offence and ff you are caught without insurance, you could lose your licence or even go to prison if you have committed other offences. Another problem is that if you do not have insurance you will not be legally protected if you have an accident and this could leave you vulnerable to all kinds of potential legal claims without any cover to back you up.

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