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Know the law

Holding a driving licence is a privilege, not a right. The table below shows the penalties you can expect to receive if you commit one of these typical driver offences.

Offence
Penalty Points
Fine
Dangerous driving
3-11
Unlimited
Careless or inconsiderate driving
3-9
£2,500
Failing to stop after a collision or failing to report a collision
5-10
£5,000
Driving when disqualified
6
£5,000
Driving without insurance
6-8
£5,000
Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
3-6
£1,000
Excess speed
3-6 or 3 (fixed penalty)
£1,000
Traffic light offences
3
£1,000
Visit the using the road section to find out more about the consequences if you are caught breaking the law.