Under the New Drivers Act, a new driver will have their licence revoked if they get six or more penalty points on their licence. This only applies to drivers after they pass their first practical driving test. Over what period of time does it apply?
Explanation: Special rules apply to drivers within two years of the date of passing their first driving test. If the number of penalty points on their licence reaches six or more as a result of offences they commit before the two years are up (including any points they acquired before passing their test), their licence will be revoked. If that happens, they must start again from the beginning: apply for a provisional licence and go through the qualifying process as a learner driver, with all that this entails.