1. Overview

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

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

The endorsement (and penalty points) is put on your driver record and is written on the counterpart document of your photocard driving licence or on your paper driving licence.

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.

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