Category Archives Penalty Points

Smart Motorways Catch Over 1,000 Speeding Drivers A Week!

Smart Motorways Catch Over 1,000 Speeding Drivers A Week!

More than 1,000 drivers a week are being caught speeding on smart motorways, according to police figures obtained by the BBC. Last year, 52,516 Fixed Penalties were issued on a number of these roads, including parts of the M1, M4, M25, M42 and M6. This compared to just 2,023 on the same stretches in 2010-11, before they were upgraded to smart motorways. […]

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How To Check Your Penalty Points

How To Check Your Penalty Points

A question we are often asked is “how do I check how many penalty points are on my licence?“. If you have a photocard driving licence, there is no longer a paper counterpart, but any penalty points you have will be shown on your DVLA record and can be checked online. If you still hold an old style […]

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How long do penalty points stay on my driving licence?

How long do penalty points stay on my driving licence?

In most cases, penalty points stay on your licence for four years from the date of the offence, but only count for totting-up purposes for three years. If you reach twelve points for offences committed within three years of each other, the Court has to disqualify you, for at least six months, unless you can […]

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Premier League footballers in Court for speeding

Premier League footballers in Court for speeding

It’s been a busy time for Premier League players in Court for speeding offences, with players from both ends of the table facing Magistrates in recent months. Last week, Manchester City and Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was given six penalty points after admitting speeding at 101 mph in a turbo-charged Porsche on the M6 in […]

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Caught speeding twice or more on the same journey? How many penalty points will you get?

Caught speeding twice or more on the same journey? How many penalty points will you get?

What happens if you are caught speeding twice or more in a single journey, perhaps within a few minutes of each other? Will you get more than one set of points? Could this result in disqualification? This is a question we are often asked by clients worried that they could lose their driving licence in the space of just […]

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