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33 New drivers a day are taken off the roads

new drivers in telford

Data from last year has revealed that 33 new drivers a day had their licence taken away after reaching six penalty points within the first two years of passing the driving test.

The data obtained by the road safety charity Brake, showed that 11,953 drivers had their licences removed under the New Drivers Act of 2018. With drivers aged 17-24 making up almost two thirds of the total.

Under the New Drivers Act, drivers who get 6 or more penalty points within 2 years of passing the driving test, have their driving licence taken off them.

If they wish to drive again they need to re-apply and pay for a new provisional driving licence and pass BOTH the theory test and the practical driving test again!