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How long do points stay on your License for?

    Unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.

    Whether you have received points for speeding, or another offence, unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.  

    Having points on your license is a real pain, as it usually means your insurance premium will rise and it can make renting vehicles tricky. However, all is not lost, they do disappear eventually and we are going to have a look at how long this is. 

    Points on your license fall into three categories, when it comes to how long they last for - three years from date of offence; three years from date of conviction; or 10 years from the date of conviction.  

    Each offence you commit will fall into one of the three above categories, and if you are caught multiple times then each set of points will incur a new period in which they are active on your license.  

    Once your points are spent, you should be aware that they will still remain on your license for another 12 months, although they will no longer be active they will be on your license should you commit another offence and a judge will take previous points into account when dealing with your case.  

    Let’s take a look at the offences that fall into the three categories: 

    Three years from conviction - Reckless or dangerous driving will fall into this category. The following codes will apply for this offence - DD40, DD60 or DD80. 

    Ten years from conviction - Drink or drug drive, careless driving involving drink or drugs, or failing to provide a specimen. The following codes will apply for this offence - DR10, DR20, DR30, DR61, DR80, CD40, CD50, CD60 or CD70. 

    Three years from offence - Any other offence, other than the ones listed above will fall into this category.   

    We hope this helped anyone who was wondering about the points on their license. As with anything, prevention is better than the cure, but if you do find yourself in a situation where you have points heading to your license, then hopefully they fall into the lesser category. 

    Transport For London

    Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

    Minimum emission standards

    Petrol: Euro 4
    Diesel: Euro 6

    The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

    Information from Transport For London

    Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

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    Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:

    1. Retail customers pay £199.
    2. Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0.
    3. Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £399.
    4. Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £499.
    5. Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £499.
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