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There are two types of ticket:

  • Non-endorsable tickets mostly cost £50 (some are £100 e.g. no MoT) and you won't receive points on your licence
  • Endorsable tickets mostly cost £100 and your driving licence will be endorsed with 3 points (some attract a higher fine and 6 points e.g. driving whilst uninsured can result in a £300 fine and 6 points).

Certain offences attract a £30 fine (£40 if committed in Greater London).

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