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everything you can get penalty points from today

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:48 pm
by falkor
Here's everything you can get penalty points for from today
The new offences that will now draw penalty points include:
  • Failure by learner or novice drivers to display L plates or N plates respectively on their cars;
  • Drivers breaking a ban on U-turns;
  • Breaking rules on the use of mini roundabouts;
  • Offences relating to the size and weight of larger vehicles;
  • Going beyond no-entry to vehicles signs;
  • Disobeying traffic control signs;
    and driving without a licence plate or with one that has been altered inaccurately.
Offences that will now face a change to the number of penalty points they now carry will include:
  • Driving without a test certificate;
  • Dangerous parking;
  • Failure to keep to the left-hand side of the road;
  • Dangerous overtaking;
  • Driving across the road’s middle line;
  • Failure to stop for a stop sign;
  • Failure to yield at a yield sign or yield line;
  • Not following traffic signs at junctions;
  • Driving through traffic lights;
    and breaking of speed restrictions

Re: everything you can get penalty points from today

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:18 pm
by powdermonkey
Personally I'm a good boy so I wont get potted for any of those. Professionally, we can't issue endorsable tickets so I can't add them to my list.

Re: everything you can get penalty points from today

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:22 pm
by falkor
couple of my favourites

• Failure by learner or novice drivers to display L plates or N plates respectively on their cars

N plates? Offence?

• Breaking rules on the use of mini roundabouts

So people driving over the middle? Penalty points??

Re: everything you can get penalty points from today

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:59 am
by Bert Moffat
Isn't that in Eire, not the UK?

Re: everything you can get penalty points from today

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:29 am
by powdermonkey
I might have to admit to committing the dastardly offence of driving over the middle of a mini roundabout. Some of the ones near where I live are on roads so narrow that the only way to avoid doing so would be to mount the pavement. That's in a mid sized car so as for bigger vehicles . . . .