From 1 August 2014, there are changes to the penalty points regime, largely the changes relate to increases in the number of penalty points for certain offences from that date.
In addition from 1 August 2014 a driver taking out a first learner permit is while he or she drives under any learner permit and subsequently during the first two years while he or she is driving under a full driving licence (a novice driver) is subject to disqualification for six months on reaching 7 or more penalty points rather than at 12 points for all other drivers.
Click here for a list of changes on 1 August 2014(PDF).
Types of offences
Penalty points were introduced in October 2002 and are an important road safety measure. Since then additional penalty point offences have been created over the years.
Click here for full list of penalty points(PDF).
Some offences where there is a charge are not subject to penalty points. Click here for full list of fixed charge offences(PDF).