Understanding the driving penalty points system

December 05, 2017

Your key questions answered

The penalty point system was extended to all drivers on Friday after having previously applied only to those who recently obtained their licence. In all, there are 29 contraventions, for which penalty points will be imposed on a driving licence.

When will I lose my licence?
Drivers may lose their licence for two months if they accumulate 12 penalty points over a period of 12 months.
If the licence is revoked twice in the space of three years, the driver must sit for a fresh driving test before receiving the licence back. If it is revoked three times in five years, the driver can only sit for the test after a year of not....


As reported on the Sunday Times of Malta 3rd December 2017 by Mr Matthew Xuereb

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