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A punishment awarded by the courts for a driving offence and recorded cumulatively on a person's driving licence.
- ‘In 37 years of driving I have never, ever received a ticket or a fine or a single penalty point for exceeding the speed limit anywhere, by even a decimal point.’
- ‘A penalty point system for these offences would enhance the standing and reputation of taxi drivers, he said.’
- ‘From a penalty point of view, the decision about what offence the offender should be charged with becomes more important than the decision of the judge.’
- ‘A decision has yet to be made on whether drivers not carrying their licence will face a penalty point.’
- ‘About 46 per cent of drivers caught for penalty point offences have managed to wriggle out of paying fines, according to the latest available figures.’
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