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Jan 12

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rich1608 says:

Six points in two years question



I am thinking of learning to ride but am concerned about the new driver/rider rule of six point in two years and you are disqualified and have to start again.


I passed my car test 20 years ago and according to the government website here it doesn’t apply if you pass in a new vehicle category, i.e. bike. But according to this training school’s website Smart Learning 

I will be on probation for two years if I pass the bike test (see paragraph under photo). Surely that’s wrong? If anyone can clarify this I should be very grateful!



Rich :smile

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Feb 09

Posts: 4781

philehidiot says:

The 6 points thing

applies to those who have acquired a new licence.

You only ever have one licence with entitlements on it, hence if you get banned riding a motorcycle you can't go driving a car, etc. If you were getting a new licence it'd be different but you're merely adding an entitlement.

I have been told the complete opposite to what that training school has said and I would be fairly sure it's a crock o' shite, especially if contradicted by a government website.

Some quotes from a quickie Google:

Under the New Drivers Act, you'll lose your licence if you reach six penalty points within two years of passing your first driving test.

New Drivers Act. Your driving licence is automatically revoked (withdrawn) if you build up six or more penalty points within two years of passing your first driving

Accumulation of 6 penalty points within the first 2 years of holding a full licence will lead to revocation under The New Drivers Act

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Apr 08

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AdieR says:


was introduced around 1997 - it applies from the date of the FIRST driving test (thus if you passed one practical test, and then a second practical test, you're still only on probation the once).

As far as I can see, NDA won't apply to you (there are instructors on here that will know the full ins and outs) - maybe it'd be a good idea to find another school as well (I'm assuming that website was the one you're planning on using?)?

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Jan 12

Posts: 3

rich1608 says:


Thanks for your replies, I thought Smart Learning were wrong about the NDA and now I'm sure. I wasn't planning on using them as I live down in Kent, besides if they are wrong about the NDA what else will they be wrong about?

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