The Probationer pack
Drivers who accumulate six penalty points within two years of passing their test have to return to L plates and re-sit both the theory and practical driving tests.
Essex County Council research shows that young drivers are unaware of the many ways they can lose their licence, and how easy it is to tally up six points.
A case study used in The Probationer pack explains the story of a young female driver whose life changed when she gained six points through speeding. After the initial first three points she was on edge when driving, worrying about getting another three points and losing her licence. Just two months before reaching the end of her probation she made a silly mistake and accidentally went through a red light camera. She describes the difficulty of re-sitting the practical driving test as she has picked up bad habits in the time that she had been driving.
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