How to find your penalty points

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How to find your penalty points

When you need to find your penalty points or check how many points you have on your licence, you won’t find them on your photocard or paper driving licence.

You may need to find your penalty points for the following reasons:

  • To see an up to date record of your penalties for insurance purposes.
  • Your insurer may ask you for a licence check code after you have either renewed or purchased a new car insurance policy or you have been involved in an accident.

The easiest and simplest way to find your penalty points online is to follow our handy guide.

Follow our guide:

  1. Click on View your driving licence record.
  2. Click start now button.
  3. Enter your driving licence number (this can be found on your photocard driving licence).
  4. Enter your National Insurance number.
  5. Enter your Driver Number.
  6. Enter your Post Code.
  7. Click “I Agree”
  8. Click “view now”
  9. Now you can see:
    • Your full details.
    • The vehicles you can drive.
    • Your penalties and disqualifications.
    • Get a licence check code.  You can get a code to share your driving licence information with a third party like a car hire company, an insurer or your employer.  The code is valid for 21 days.

If you have lost or misplaced your driving licence and you need to know how to find your driver number, follow this guide.

  1. Click on Search for your licence using your personal details.
  2. Enter your National Insurance number.
  3. Enter your First name.
  4. Enter your Surname.
  5. Enter your Post Code.
  6. Select your Gender.
  7. Enter Your Date of Birth.
  8. Click “I Agree”
  9. Click “view now”
  10. Now you can see:
    • Your full details.
    • The vehicles you can drive.
    • Your penalties and disqualifications.
    • Get a licence check code.  You can get a code to share your driving licence information with a third party like a car hire company, an insurer or your employer.  The code is valid for 21 days.

To find out how long points stay on your licence click here.

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