Advice for New Drivers

You’re more likely to be involved in an accident during your first year of driving than at any other time during your driving career.

The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 is designed to help reduce the number of road deaths and injuries involving new drivers.

How it could affect you

  • If, as a new driver, you commit a road traffic offence you will receive points on your licence.
  • If you get six or more points on your licence within two years of passing your test, your licence will be revoked.
  • You will then need to re-apply for a provisional licence, re-sit your theory test and re-sit your driving test.
  • It is also worth noting that if you have points on your licence it may become more difficult and more expensive to arrange insurance.