Will my licence be taken away if I accumulate too many penalty points?
Yes, it will. If you’re assigned 12 or more penalty points over a period of three years, you will be disqualified from driving. The length of the driving ban will be decided by the courts and will depend on the circumstances surrounding the situation.
Most driver disqualifications will last less than 56 days. If yours is longer than that, you’ll need to apply for a new licence once the ban comes to an end.
If you’re a new driver, the rules are more strict. You could have your licence taken away if you get six or more penalty points within two years of passing your driving test. If this happens, you’ll need to re-do both parts of the driving test (theory and practical) to get your full licence back.