1. Overview

The courts can fine you and ‘endorse’ your driving record with penalty points if you’re convicted of a motoring offence.

Endorsements must stay on your driving record for 4 or 11 years, depending on the offence.

The endorsement and penalty points are put on your driver record. View your driving licence record to see what penalty points you have and when they’ll be removed.

You can be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years. There are different rules for new drivers.