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What happens if you get 6 points on your licence within 2 years of passing your test?

It’s pretty straight forward: if you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your test your licence will be revoked.

What exactly does revoked mean?

It means your licence gets taken away and you’ll have to go right back to the beginning - you’ll have to apply and pay for a new provisional licence, and pass your theory and practical driving tests again. All of which costs you time and money.

What happens if I get points before I pass my test?

Yes, you can get points on a licence you don't even have yet. If you speed or misbehave in any other way while you're learning and practising, you can face penalty points.

This is where it gets complicated. Even if you get 6 or more points on your provisional licence, you can still sit your test BUT if you then get any more points once you’ve passed your test then your licence will be revoked.


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Jess passed her test first time at 17 and took to the busy London streets in a battered but beloved 1988 white Fiat Uno. She writes for ingenie's Young Driver's Guide and blog. You can follow Jess on .