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Speeding Points

Well would you believe it?

I always thought that speeding points stayed on your driving licence for five years but, for the SP30 I have, it's four. So my three points should have come off last November.

The DVLA don't write to tell you they've expired. You have to work it out for yourself and then apply for a new licence.

This means that I probably paid too much for my insurance when I renewed it late last year.

Bloody government!
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Thought they were defunct after three but stayed o your licence for 5.

Going to check when mine should now come off.

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Well would you believe it?

I always thought that speeding points stayed on your driving licence for five years but, for the SP30 I have, it's four. So my three points should have come off last November.

The DVLA don't write to tell you they've expired. You have to work it out for yourself and then apply for a new licence.

This means that I probably paid too much for my insurance when I renewed it late last year.

Bloody government!
I think I'm right in saying that insurance companies always ask if you've had any convictions over the last five years though and not whether the points are still on your licence. So it would make no difference to your premiums.

My ex-wife had a speeding conviction whilst on my insurance and when we separated, I had to pay increased premiums for the whole five years even though we we were divorced for two of them, so there was no way she - the risk factor - would be driving my car! Go figure.
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I think I'm right in saying that insurance companies always ask if you've had any convictions over the last five years though and not whether the points are still on your licence. So it would make no difference to your premiums.
Absolutely right.

I was going to ring my ins. co. and see if there was a refund due to me, but you've just ****ed on my bonfire!
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Re: Speeding Points

lads their is a thing about the speeding points, 1st thing is as said above they dont tell you that they can come off and also you have to PAY!! to take them off like 20 quid per point..

just to depress you
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you have to pay to get them off? FFS! mine are expiring any day now
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You don't have to pay to have the points taken off as such, but you do have to pay to have your licence re-issued 'clean'.

It's 10 from paper licence to photocard licence, or 22 from photocard to photocard.
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Trust me on this... speeding points stay on for 5 years
but what insurance companies do is up to them
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After recently picking up a couple of
points over here, I found out it's
none of the insurance company's
damn business how many points you've
lost.

Which got me thinking, when did
they start upping premiums for
people with points in th UK?
It's not like it's the law.
(You've already been punished with a
fine and points anyway!)

Also your points stay on in France
until you've not got any more
convictions for a four(?) year
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After recently picking up a couple of
points over here, I found out it's
none of the insurance company's
damn business how many points you've
lost.

Which got me thinking, when did
they start upping premiums for
people with points in th UK?
It's not like it's the law.
(You've already been punished with a
fine and points anyway!)

Also your points stay on in France
until you've not got any more
convictions for a four(?) year
period.

I have 3 points, and my premium wasn't raised when I notified the company of them, and my insurance premium has still gone down in yearly increments when i've renewed.

Perhaps they start to hike the premiums when you've more than 3 points now (since most people seem to have 3 points nowdays )
 
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Trust me on this... speeding points stay on for 5 years
Not according to the latest info. on the DVLA website.

Four or eleven years depending on the severity of the offence.
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Points are valid on your licence for 3 years for the purposes of totting-up but will normally remain there for 4 years for admin purposes.

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Save money by not sending your licence away to get spent points removed, simply wait until the next time Mr Gatso gets you then when you send your licence away to get 3 points on your licence you will get the spent points removed for free
 
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i nearly got done today but i blagged it and they had no actuall proof other than there word against mine which would hardly stand in court

he said that points stay on for 3years???
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he said that points stay on for 3years???
A copper that doesn't know what he's talking about?

Well, well, well. There's a surprise.
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I think I'm right in saying that insurance companies always ask if you've had any convictions over the last five years though and not whether the points are still on your licence. So it would make no difference to your premiums.

My ex-wife had a speeding conviction whilst on my insurance and when we separated, I had to pay increased premiums for the whole five years even though we we were divorced for two of them, so there was no way she - the risk factor - would be driving my car! Go figure.
That simply is not right. As she was no longer insured there was no extra risk so there should have been no extra premium.

I suppose the insurance company could have argued that you are obviously the type of guy who associates with "fast" women so were a danger to yourself. Would have been a laugh to argue.

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i nearly got done today but i blagged it and they had no actuall proof other than there word against mine which would hardly stand in court

he said that points stay on for 3years???
You're lucky as a policemans word is usually accepted in court as sufficient evidence to prosecute. They don't need to give an exact figure, only to say you were estimated to be doing Xmph.

Rules are 12 points within 3 years to lose license but points are recorded on your license for 4 years (unless drink or drugs related which is recorded for 11).

All the details are here: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ions/index.htm
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You don't have to pay to have the points taken off as such, but you do have to pay to have your licence re-issued 'clean'.

It's 10 from paper licence to photocard licence, or 22 from photocard to photocard.
no sorry i had to pay 20 per point on mine unless iam being ripped of by the gov lol woulnt suprise me lol so yes you pay to get them on and then pay to get them off lol and insurance do need to know because if you have speeding points then your more dangrause (sorry spelling) on the road so your price goes up lol
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unless iam being ripped of by the gov....
Yes, you are.

Just sent my licence off yesterday with a cheque for the required 22.
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Re: Speeding Points

as i understand it, the points are applied to your licence for five years but you can apply to have them removed, and pay 20 quid, after four. or you could just do what i did, move house, send your licence away with new address details, and the points are removed for free

cant wait for 2012 to come along, i need to update my photocard licence, this is also when my dr10 (naughty, drinking!) comes off! hopefully that will save me another £75 quid.

be advised, the cost to remove points depends on what you got them for, ie speeding in different speed limits, driving without insurance, etc
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Not according to the latest info. on the DVLA website.

Four or eleven years depending on the severity of the offence.
perhaps your right...but the last time I asked the DVLA
they said 5 years (mind you that was about 2 years ago)


am sure it's 5 years (but if it's less then good good good)
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Re: Speeding Points

I just had an insurance renewal quote and I couldn't remember when the offence was. I said 01/01/04. When I looked at my license and told them it was in 05, my quote went up, so it does come down after four years.
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My licence was returned to me this morning.

Sent it off a week ago. Paid the 22. My three points are now no more.

Bish, bash, bosh!
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