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Q650: I stole a car when I was 15 and received penalty points as part of my punishment. What effect will this have when I am old enough to start driving?

Depending on the offence, penalty points and disqualifications are valid for either 3 or 10 years but they remain on your record for an additional year. Question 368 tells you how long points remain on your driving record.

 

If you apply for a driving licence at the age of 17, any points you received as a 15 year old will be shown on your driving record - you can view your driving record via the link below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

 

If you acquire further points on your licence so that the number reaches 6 or more within 2 years of passing your test your licence will be revoked (see Q713) and if you obtain 12 points with a 3 year period, you will be disqualified (see Q654).

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