Driving Bans and Penalties in the UK
Category : Driving Safely
Here in the UK, there is a strict system for handling poor driving! We have a system of penalty points which are applied to your licence for different breaches of the rules, such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, dangerous driving and more.
If a person’s points tally up to more than 12 in 3 years, you can end up being banned from driving. The ban can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the severity of the offence(s). If you reach the 12 point mark, you will be called to court through a summons in the post.
When you receive a driving ban, should it be for longer than 56 days, you could be required to reapply for your license, or even retake your driving test!