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."
For the vast majority of driving offences, punishment consists of a fine and penalty points
- but for more serious offences drivers may be jailed.
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.