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#1 Sir Bottletree

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:13 PM

Hello,
I was done for speeding in nov 2004 and was wondering if the points on my license get taken off after 3 years?
Would like to know because my renewal quote is in April and it would be nice to not have those points on my license anymore. But in saying that i did hear an insurance guy on the radio say that having just 3 points on your license would not normally affect your premium. I find that hard to believe, dont you?
And finally, if the 3 points no longer count on your license, do you send the paper part in to the dvla or whoever to have it removed?
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

The points stay on you license for a total of 4 years
Thats 3 years the law say and 1 year longer that dvla say.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

Most insurance company's will accept up to 2 x 3 pen points for speeding without it affecting your premium. B)
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:01 PM

I can confirm both of the above! 3 Years on licence but not removable until 4 years; my insurers , Norwich Union, made no changes to my premium as a result of this. When I informed them I'd been caught, I got the impression that they saw many of these fines are revenue raising :o unless you were seriously over the speed limit.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:30 AM

I had 3 points in Novemeer 2001 and rang dvla about when they can come off, was told the same as the others but the thing is it wasn't free I think it was about
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:35 PM

couldn't you borrow one of dads lights ? :P


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:07 PM

Do you know, as soon as i posted this last night, i went downstairs and swmbo was watching a police programme. A woman went through a red light and the policeman told her that the 3 points stay active for 3 years, but they stay on the license for a further 1 year.

How bizarre is that. :blink:

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:49 PM

[quote name='noodle' post='136343' date='Sep 6 2007, 07:30 AM']
I had 3 points in Novemeer 2001 and rang dvla about when they can come off, was told the same as the others but the thing is it wasn't free I think it was about
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:17 PM

DO you have to pay for a new licence because mine is falling apart its in half ?? and what do do to get a new one plastic???

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:52 PM

I didnt have to pay for mine, but thats maybe because I moved, so it was a change of address also.
You will need 2 photos, and also you will need some one who has known you for a number of years, ie a doctor, solicitor or a teacher, they have to fill in part of the form for you. I cant remember the number of the application form for the new licence.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:26 PM

my old insurance company wanted (direct line)to keep it going for 5 years charging me
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:39 PM

my three points haven't made any difference to my insurance quote, changing companies has! Moved from Norwich Union Direct to Kwik-Fit and save nearly

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:57 PM

had three points on licence for jumping a red light (i know its not speeding) and didn't even know i had as it was a side street..........back to topic........had points there for 3 years and then expired but dvla requirement for them for a further year. The dvla then charge

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:22 PM

Don't forget

Photo card licences only last 10 yrs

Make sure DVLC transfer all your licence classes to the new licence. It's a sod to get them to sort it out once a new licence is issued, so better to "loose" your licence, get a new one and compare them, producing the old one if necessary.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:41 PM

mickeyboyt, has the endorsement code shown up in your licence number?
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

Points on a licence expire after three years, and will no longer be taken into totalling-up, but they remain on your licence for four years.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:42 AM

The date in the year when a licence expires is not connected to your birth date. So be aware of this. I have to change mine next year, new one issued this year due to moving house. That will be in June birthday in April, I'll also have to do it again in 5 years when I am 70. My wife's licence expires next June but 4 days after her birthday. Consistent or what??
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:53 AM

mickeyboyt, has the endorsement code shown up in your licence number?


First thing I checked Lancelot as I know how tricky the DVLA are. Had my licence checked when it came back and no endorsement code in the licence no. Good thing to point out to people I certainly agree!!

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

Noticed a couple of years ago, but done nothing about it, my full UK driving licence which is still a paper version, no longer includes 'automatics' as a class I am able to drive, this is a complete turn-round of the original rules, if you drove an automatic you needed a retest to drive the more complex manual car, strange.
I think I noticed it when my licence was returned after having a speeding fine added, I sent off a querie to the DVLA but never got a reply, anyone else got a similar restriction

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:56 PM

My understanding (from very recent experience) is as follows:

Penalty points (endorsements) count for 3 years.
DVLA record them for 4 years (even though they only count for 3 as penalties)
For insurance purposes they count for 5 years. I was reading somewhere recently that the "average" difference to insurance policy holders in terms of additional premiums is between

Edited by ghost, 24 August 2009 - 06:57 PM.