penalty point

(redirected from penalty points)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Not all offences are treated equally, with penalty points ranging between one and 11.
We also know that you can be disqualified from driving if you tot up 12 or more penalty points within three years.
Our analysis of data on penalty points has revealed that the Stamfordham postcode area of Northumberland is the one that has the highest concentration of drivers with licence points.
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.
The PA43 postcode covering the island of Islay is home to the best drivers in Scotland with just 2.5 per cent of licence holders with penalty points.
"One in 10 drivers still admit to drink-driving and the penalty points statistics are showing it is still a problem out there."
Insurance company Confused.com issued a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA requesting data on provisional licence holders with penalty points for motoring offences.
In your case therefore, even though you are the sole director, you will avoid the imposition of penalty points. Be sure to provide a detailed indication of your outgoings as well as your turnover, this will help the court calculate the most appropriate fine to impose.
The fines are e1/4100 for up to 35mg/dL; e1/4200 and two penalty points for between 36mg/dL and 55mg/dL; e1/4300 and three penalty points for between 56 mg/dL and 70mg/dL.
GOVERNMENT plans to increase penalty points for speeding motorists could "criminalise" a large section of Britain's workforce and lead to many losing their jobs, driving instructors warned today.