After taking lessons in driving schools Liverpool as a new driver, you should be aware of the provisions of laws governing new drivers behind the steering wheel because your knowledge about the rules is all for your own good and protection from being heavily penalised by the authorities.
Be aware that under the new driver provisions, a person is a new driver until two years have passed since they passed a relevant driving test, whether it be a full car or full motorcycle test.
If you accumulate six or more points during these first two years, your licence will be revoked by the DVLA. So, you may be curious if there is any way of avoiding disqualification under the new driver provisions.
If you accumulate six points in your first two years at wheel, the court is not the one that disqualifies you, it is the DVLA that has done this administratively once this agency has been notified of the penalty points.
As a new driver, the only way to avoid revocation if you have committed an offence which will take you to six or more points, is to either:
(1.) Defend the allegation against you so that you will not receive the points on your driving licence.
(2.) Convince the court to impose a discretionary disqualification in just a short period of time as an alternative to points on your driving licence.
If you believe that you’re at risk of revocation of your licence, you may contact a lawyer to discuss further on these matters and learn how this attorney may be able to help you avoid the revocation of your driving licence.
Below are answers for a few of the several questions commonly asked by the majority of new drivers:
I was having three points on my provisional licence before passing my driving test to acquire a full driving licence and today I commit a minor offence that will give me another three points during my first two years at wheel. Will my licence be revoked as a result of all the total six penalty points ?
The answer to this is: Yes. People are often shocked at this answer believing that the six points referred to within your first two years as a new driver, is only relevant to points accumulated after you passed your test. Unfortunately this is not the case and if you accumulate six points in any way within your first two years of driving your licence will be revoked.
I have received a fixed penalty notice for driving without insurance for six points and a fine of £200. I am a new driver and does this mean my licence will be revoked?
The answer is: Yes. It doesn’t matter if it’s the police or the court that endorsed your licence, definitely a notification would be sent to the DVLA and it would be the DVLA that will revoke your driving licence.
What is revocation of a driving licence? The answer is: Revocation of your licence as a new driver means that your licence is revoked and you cannot drive anymore until you have re-applied for your provisional driving licence and therefore, you’ll not be entitled to a full driving licence until you’ve re-taken and passed your driving theory test and then passed also your full driving test.
If you drive whilst your licence is revoked you will commit a further driving offence which in itself attracts a fine and three to six penalty points.