How long do speeding points last on your licence

If you have got speeding points on your licence or think that you are about to get speeding points then one of the questions you may want to know is how long do SP30 speeding points stay on my licence.

A simple speeding offence is recorded on your driving licence as SP30 – which is for exceeding the statutory speed limit on a public road. The endorsement will stay on your licence for four years in total . After that time it can be removed. Since the paper counterpart of the driving licence was abandoned by the DVLA most expired endorsements will automatically be removed from your driving record when they’re no longer valid and so no action is required to remove the points from your licence on your part. A slight anomaly is that although the points will stay on your licence for 4 years, they are only normally considered to be “live” for 3 years.

So, to summarise: speeding points are live for 3 years but stay on your licence for 4 years!

How long are points on your licence?

The date that the penalty points are counted from depends on the offence for which they were given.

The relevant date is usually the date the offence was actually committed, except for convictions for dangerous driving (offence codes DD40, DD60, and DD80) when a disqualification is imposed as part of the punishment. For these offences, the relevant date is the date of conviction for the offence. So, for simple speeding offences the date is normally from the date of the actual offence that the points were awarded for.

How do I know if I have speeding points on my licence?

You can check your driving licence at the Government website here.

You will be given a code which remains valid for 21 days so that you can check if you still have points on your licence