THOUSANDS of learner drivers are at risk of having their licenses revoked.
Almost 80,000 provisional license holders have committed traffic offenses and received points on their license before passing their test.
This emerges from a study by the learner driver insurer Veygowho say over 60% of new learners currently have five to ten points on their driving license.
Learner drivers who have already collected points run the risk of having their license revoked if they collect more points.
In fact, six or more points accumulated within two years of passing the driving test will result in a retake of the theory and practical test.
The most common offense committed by provisional license holders is driving without appropriate insurance, followed by speeding on public roads.
Driving contrary to a license is another common offense – this can include driving without a full license holder present.
Veygo CEO James Armstrong has urged new learners to check the rules of their provisional license and avoid accidental offenses that can have serious consequences.
He says: “It is a misconception that penalty points are forfeited when a provisional license holder passes their test and switches to a full license.
“These points will remain in place for four years and if further offenses are committed and points are accumulated within two years of passing the test, this may result in the revocation of a full license.”
This comes after a major change to electric vehicle laws this week could impact millions of motorists.
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