Motorists warned over little-known offences that could result in significant penalty points - 'Keep in mind!'

Motorists are urged to be wary of these little-known offences.
Motorists are urged to be wary of these little-known offences.

Drivers may be surprised to learn that certain habits could land them with hefty fines and insurance penalties

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Little-known offences that put the most points on your driving licence have been revealed.

Drivers may be surprised to learn that certain habits could land them with hefty fines and insurance penalties.

Experts at Go Shorty have advised on what offences could land you with a driving ban or a significant number of points on your licence.

Shockingly, sleeping in your car could land you with 10 points on your licence.

Using a mobile phone for payments at a drive-through could also be slapped with six points in certain circumstances.

As the colder months ensue, drivers will have to be wary of splashing pedestrians while it’s raining, as it could result in three points and a £5,000 fine.

A more commonly known penalty is using a car under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which could hit drivers with up to 11 points and as much as a £2,500 fine.

Failing to stop after an accident could give motorists 10 points.
Failing to stop after an accident could give motorists 10 points.

Racing on the road or driving dangerously would also land drivers with a shocking 11 points.

Failing to stop after an accident could also give motorists 10 penalty points.

Andy Moody, director at Go Shorty, told The Sun: "Getting 12 points on your driving licence in less than three years could get you disqualified from driving.

"On top of that, getting points on your licence will also increase your insurance policy, as your insurance provider will want to be informed about all your motoring convictions in the past three years (five in some cases).

"It is for these reasons, as well as to ensure that everyone's being safe on the road, that it is useful to keep in mind which offences would get you the most points on your licence."