Drivers – Losing Points


Drivers – Losing Points

Offences which cause you to lose points from your driving licence:

 You will lose 6 points for the following infractions:

  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration higher than 0,50mg / l or under the influence of illegal drugs and stimulants (0.30 mg / l for professionals and holders whose driving licence is less than two years old).
  • Refusing to take a drug or breathalyser test.
  • Driving in the wrong direction.
  • Reckless driving or participating in unauthorised vehicle racing.
  • Manipulating the speed limiter function.
  • Driving vehicles using a radar inhibitor devices or traffic monitoring systems.

You will lose 4 points for the following infractions:

  • Driving with a withdrawn driving licence or driving a vehicle which has been removed from circulation.
  • Driving a vehicle without the proper licence.
  • Driving a vehicle with alcohol concentration higher than 0.25 and up to 0.50 mg / l of exhaled air. (For professionals and licence holders with less than two years’ experience, the maximum rate is 0.15 and 0.30 mg / l).
  • Discarding objects that may cause accidents, fires or obstruct circulation.
  • Not stopping at: red light traffic signs and Stop signs, and priorities of passage, as well as failure to follow the signals of a traffic police officer.
  • Taking over other vehicles and endangering oncoming traffic, or in circumstances of reduced visibility.
  • Failure to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
  • Reversing on motorways and expressways.


You will lose 3 points for the following infractions:

  • Doing a U-turn which does not comply with the law for Road
  • Driving without using a seat belts or child restraints.
  • Driving without a helmet or using an invalid helmet.
  • Driving using headphones or using your mobile, GPS, or any devices that reduce the attention in general.


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