penalty point


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penalty point

an endorsement on a driving licence due to a motoring offence. Once sufficient points are accumulated, at present 12, the driver will normally be disqualified from driving unless exceptional hardship can be shown.
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8 million drivers have at least one penalty point on their licence out of 46.
Anyone clocking 12 penalty points on their licence within three years gets a six-month driving ban.
Exclusive analysis of all penalty points issued in 2015 shows the county's licence holders had the nation's highest rate of such offences at 16 per 100,000 population.
At present no foreigner can get penalty points on their license no matter what traffic law they break.
O'Sullivan, of Barsby Close, Atherstone, who already had three penalty points on his licence, admitted driving on the M69 at Ansty without insurance and without a test certificate.
THE North East postcode with the highest percentage of drivers with penalty points has been revealed.
The eircom League Disciplinary Commission has issued the following suspensions that will take effect as and from Wednesday, 23rd June 2004 unless otherwise stated: Paul Crowley (Dublin City) suspended for ONE (1) competitive match and fined EUR25 as a result of reaching four (4) penalty points.
But, the figures show that 302,894 had no penalty points recorded as they are holders of non-Irish driving licences.
GOVERNMENT Chief Whip Tom Kitt yesterday called for a doubling of penalty points for speeding and drink-driving offences on bank holiday weekends.
Dick O'Driscoll, managing director of Hibernian, said the insurer had campaigned for and supported the penalty points scheme, and wanted to help maintain its success.
John Edward Chappell, 56, of Chapel Street, Middlesbrough, fined PS660, licence endorsed with six penalty points, ordered to pay PS85 costs and PS66 in charges for driving without appropriate insurance.
At the opposite end of the scale, the NE34 postcode (South Shields) is apparently home to the best drivers in the North East, with just 5% of licence holders in the area holding penalty points.