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View Poll Results: How many penalty points have you on your driving license?
NONE (Your day will come!) 70 75.27%
3 15 16.13%
6 5 5.38%
9 2 2.15%
12 0 0%
I knew I was missing something... a license 1 1.08%
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How many points do you have on your license??

Police and their penalty points... most defo in everyone's top 10 hates.

I've got 6 now, all for speeding. One from a mobile police galaxy in a 30 zone (I was doing 43mph) and another from a mobile police transit on a motorway bridge (I was doing 89mph, after some serious braking, whoops!).

Who's on the verge of loosing their license? What did you get your points for? Just being nosey!
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Works the other way round here. You have the points to begin with and then they remove them as you misbehave.
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I currently have a clean licence !!!

(the ticket i got coming back from the Auto Italia Day was reversed by their process unit as "exceptionally wrong" ! Nice)
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i only have 3 points now as the other 3 come off my licence today
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Got 3 added one particular morning (6am!!) last year, racing a BMW 328 coupe down to Stansted airport.
Got done doing 96 in a 70 zone(again after some heavy braking ), got 3 points and driver re-education.....

Got my road angel to help guard over me and those pesky mobile units now....
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as yet don't have any (talk about tempting faith!), however do 40,000 miles a year so i'd say its bound to happen sooner or later!
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Got my road angel to help guard over me and those pesky mobile units now....
Did I mention I've a New Road Angel for sale, check the classified's. They are a top bit of kit... not drifting off the poll, sorry!
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6 on my licence,both SP30s from just over 3 years ago.Whilst I can`t have them removed til next year I think that means I am exempt from totting up.
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6 on my licence,both SP30s from just over 3 years ago.Whilst I can`t have them removed til next year I think that means I am exempt from totting up.

How long do the points stay on the licence?

If it's 4 years, then I have a clean licence again



(SP30 earned on 26/1/01 for doing 40 in a 30 zone - I mean, if I was going to get points, then at least I should have got some fun out of it )
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the points are "in force" for 3 yrs but stay on licence for 4



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That's wierd I was think of starting this exact poll thread just a few hours ago. I have no points at the moment but have had 9 points at one time . I don't drive any different now, infact I drive faster now?? I guess I look out for the dreaded cameras more, if I'd been caught on some motorways at times I'd have had an instant ban.
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(the ticket i got coming back from the Auto Italia Day was reversed by their process unit as "exceptionally wrong" ! Nice)
Bloody lucky sod is all I will say
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Bloody lucky sod is all I will say
Well it WAS taking the michael a tad wasn't it. 80 ????? (and I was only in 2nd !!!! )
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the points are "in force" for 3 yrs but stay on licence for 4



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i was told by a copper that the points stay on your licence for 5 years but are only in force for 3 years...i got told this last time i got caught speeding by the copper who was aiming the gun at me and clocked me doing 58 in a 30 zone
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My licence is currently clean, but only because it's taken over 6 months for Mr Plod to get his act together

Got caught at 97 in a 70 - got the NIP, sent it back, then nothing.........


Trying to decide if I should contact them, in case something's got lost in the post

or if I should just ignore it & keep on keeping on
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i have none and have never had any or even a fine!
i cant beleive it coz i drive like a ***!!!
never even had a prang!

got 9 points sitting outside on my car right now though due to tyres! but they got to get me first!

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i was told by a copper that the points stay on your licence for 5 years but are only in force for 3 years...i got told this last time i got caught speeding by the copper who was aiming the gun at me and clocked me doing 58 in a 30 zone

Kerrrist Mr O !! Another 3mph and that would have been a ban or possible Dangerous Driving !!!!!!!!!!
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Kerrrist Mr O !! Another 3mph and that would have been a ban or possible Dangerous Driving !!!!!!!!!!

but when you are sat in the patrol car asking for 3 points and a fine instead of the copper reporting you for dangerous driving cos you drive for a living and that a ban would see you on the dole

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but when you are sat in the patrol car asking for 3 points and a fine instead of the copper reporting you for dangerous driving cos you drive for a living and that a ban would see you on the dole

discretion was used here

Fair play !
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Re: How many points do you have on your license??

Did I forget to mention Im a traffic police officer by trade

Tut Tut





P.S. Only kidding Im the only guy who voted with 9 pts on his licence, altough only 6 are in force as 3 have been there in exces of 3 years. The last three were gained less than 3 weeks ago all SP30's

Its soo annoying to get caught at 40+ change and get done for it, when on my trips to london on the M1 I rarely drive under 90.
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Until 22.00Hr last night i had a clean license. I passed thro a speed trap doing 108 kph in a 100kph zone, the cop car did not follow but they could have a camera.

This was on a 1 mile straight, admittedly it was raining at the time..... good job i had slowed down for the straight, i had been doing 120 kph on the twisty stuff which was zoned at 80kph
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Re: How many points do you have on your license??

I have non on mine, but I guess it helps we don't have a points system
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I have non on mine, but I guess it helps we don't have a points system

Just like here.
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Spoke to a mate of mine tonight who's a copper... on the topic of points, borin I know! He was telling me about how pretty much all the guys he works with have points on their licenses. Leads me to think that the system will have to change one day, soon, or the police are going to have no drivers left! It's just getting ridiculous! There's a few places I know that I could drive a mile and loose my license courtesy of our gatso friends.
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Currently on 9 Brucey Bonus Points!!!!! Got a few months to go before they all come off.

60 in a 40: The kojak with his kodak tried to wave me down, thought it was a BT engineer and carried on going. Ops! 1st court case for that one.

90 on the M3: kojak pulled 2 of us over @ once. How clever was that?

Finally jumped a red light on a dual carriage way. Mr. plod was on the inside lane as I tried to dash trough. He got me before I was a couple of metres up the road; It wasnt big or clever!!!

So having had my Bella Bruto GTA for the last 3 months, Its been very VERY interesting.

Sad thing is, they lass who had it before me fitted an Origin GPS/lazer detector. Its all fitted out with the kit, just gotta buy the little box display gizmo. Anyone got one? Are they any good?

Rather spend the money at AutoDelta to be honest.....
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