Keep Learning & The Law

Keep Learning

Passing your test is the start of a new journey as you continue to develop skills and experience.

This will include:

  • Driving on motorways

  • Driving at night

  • Driving without a qualified instructor sitting next to you

  • Driving on country roads

  • Driving with friends in the car

Busy Motorway

The Law

The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act introduced a 2-year probationary period for all newly qualified drivers. This means that any new driver collecting 6 or more penalty points during this time will have their licence revoked and will have to revert back to learner status. So, something as simple as speeding up to get through an amber traffic light could result in you losing your licence and having to pass the two parts of your test all over again.

Depending on the severity of your offence, you could face the following:


  • Six Penalty Points
  • Disqualification
  • £1,000 fine (£2,500 if on a motorway)

Running a red light

  • Three Penalty Points
  • £5,000 fine

Failure to stop after an accident or report an accident

  • Ten penalty points
  • Six months imprisonment
  • £5,000 fine

Using your mobile whilst driving

  • Six Penalty points
  • £200 fine

Not wearing your seatbelt

  • Up to £500 fine