Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

how long do points stay on your driving licence for?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14-06-2012, 20:47
wrexham103.4
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,954

i've 3 points (CU80) from december 2007, when do these expire?
wrexham103.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 14-06-2012, 20:53
Elanor
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 12,480
Here you go.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/motoring...ns/dg_10022425
Elanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 20:54
wrexham103.4
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,954
thanks that means mine are gone

'Offence codes CU10 to CU80 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.'

but the insurance co say points in the last 5 years, why?!
wrexham103.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 20:55
woodbush
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 28,511
i've 3 points (CU80) from december 2007, when do these expire?
They already have. They stay on your licence for 4 years.

Edit, amended as I was wrong.
woodbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 21:45
Ginger Nut
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,442
thanks that means mine are gone

'Offence codes CU10 to CU80 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.'

but the insurance co say points in the last 5 years, why?!
So they can rip you off for an extra year with a driving offence that is legally expired.
Ginger Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 21:55
subversive
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: London
Posts: 2,730
but do you still have to send your licence back in to clear the points???
subversive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 21:57
wrexham103.4
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,954
just looking at the list of codes and names; DD90 Furious driving , lol
wrexham103.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 22:00
woodbush
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 28,511
but do you still have to send your licence back in to clear the points???
I didn't bother. My paper copy still has the speeding offence from 2003.
woodbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 22:00
Hugh Jboobs
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 11,207
but the insurance co say points in the last 5 years, why?!
So they can screw more money out of you.
Hugh Jboobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 22:00
Darthchaffinch
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,578
just looking at the list of codes and names; DD90 Furious driving , lol
lol !
Darthchaffinch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 22:59
subversive
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: London
Posts: 2,730
I didn't bother. My paper copy still has the speeding offence from 2003.
I haven't bother either. But I was wondering, do you "have" to take the points off.

Is there a way of checking if the points are still on the "System".
subversive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 23:09
Finglonga
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stafford.
Posts: 4,514

but the insurance co say points in the last 5 years, why?!
No they don't, they just ask if you have had any convictions in the last 5 years.
Finglonga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2012, 23:13
bart4858
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,064
i've 3 points (CU80) from december 2007, when do these expire?
It's the 3-4-5 rule: they're valid for 3 years for totting up purposes, have to stay on the licence for 4 years, and have to be declared as a conviction to insurance companies for 5.

(With a few exceptions)
bart4858 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 13:59.