What is a driving probationary period?

What is a driving probationary period?

The ‘probationary period’ for new drivers is the first two years that you are on the road from the date you pass your first driving test. If you accumulate 6 points during the first 24 months, then the DVLA will revoke your driving licence. In order to get it back you will need to take a complete re-test.

What happens if I get 6 points in the first 2 years of driving?

Under the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act, any driver who gets six or more penalty points within two years of passing your test will have their driving licence revoked. Pass both theory and practical parts of the driving or riding test again to get a full licence.

Are new drivers double points?

Yes, the points will remain on your driving record for the amount of time it takes for them to be expunged (4 or 11 years, depending on the offence). However, the New Drivers Act only allows licences to be revoked once. Getting more points on your new licence won’t cancel it in the same way again.

Can I pass my driving test with 6 points?

If you have 6 or more points (11 being the maximum) on your provisional licence, you can still take your test. But if you get even one more point after passing, your licence will be revoked.

How long can you drive with a probationary licence?

This restriction prohibits you from driving between the hours of 11pm and 5am for at least 1 year, beginning the day you are granted a probationary licence after you have served the disqualification period.

What are the conditions of a probationary licence?

Conditions for probationary licence holders. You must: hold the probationary licence for at least 1 year. carry your licence at all times when driving. have a zero blood alcohol concentration when driving.

When do you have to get a P probationary licence?

If you held a P provisional licence (issued before 1 July 2007) or an open licence before you were disqualified, you will get a P probationary licence which you will be required to hold for at least 1 year. have a zero blood alcohol concentration when driving.

Where do I put my probationary license plate?

You will be required to display a probationary licence plate (P-plate) at the top right portion of the front windscreen and the rear windscreen of your vehicle. Failure to display your P-plate may result in a fine for the first time, and an immediate revocation of your driving licence for the subsequent time.

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