Most motoring offences, whether they are dealt with at Court, or by way of Fixed Penalty Notices, carry penalty points. The number of penalty points depends on the severity of the offence. For a breakdown of each particular offence, please refer to our related pages: penalty points and motoring offences/maximum penalties.
The Totting Up Procedure is enforced when a driver reaches 12 penalty points within any 3 year period. This can occur through the accumulation of points via several completely separate offences during the course of 36 months or if a number of offences are committed at the same time and the Court concludes that the appropriate punishment is 12 points or more.