How to recover the points of the DGT driving license and how much it costs

The driving license for points will turn 15 on July 1, 2021, the year in which will be updated to further punish some infractions, such as the use of the mobile phone behind the wheel or the improper use of the restraint systems. Although the DGT allows drivers who have lost points can get them back and there are different ways of doing it that we tell you here.

It must be taken into account that initially and in general, all drivers start with a balance of 12 points. However, novice drivers and any driver who re-obtains their permit after it has been withdrawn start with 8 points. it’s possible check how many points you have, on the Traffic website.

Likewise, the DGT allows you to earn points up to a maximum of 15. For example, once the aforementioned reform of the points card is approved in 2021, Two additional points will be awarded for the completion of safe driving courses.

On the other hand, the new regulations will stipulate that drivers who have lost points and as long as their total balance of driving license points is not zero. recover the initial 12 points if they complete two years in a row without committing any infraction of traffic.

But what else There are ways to recover the points of the DGT driving license? Courses for partial recovery of points in terms of awareness.

If you have lost points on your card or even if you have a loss of validity due to having exhausted your balance of points, you can perform reeducation courses in concerted centers for a partial recovery of points or recovery of permission or license that you have lost.

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The partial point recovery courses They are face-to-face – these are the centers where they are taught-, 12 hours long and after completion you can recover a maximum of 6 points from your driving license. It can be done once every two years or every year in the case of professional drivers.

The price of the partial recovery courses for driving license points is 175.81 euros plus VAT.

All points have been removed from my driving license, how can I get my license back?

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If you have exhausted your initial credit of points, after receiving the notification of loss of validity of your permit you must get a new permit if you want to drive again.

However, if you have lost your driving license due to having committed an offense classified as a crime and have been sentenced to a deprivation of the right to drive for a period of more than two years, there is not a loss of the license, but a temporary suspension.

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In this case, you must prove that you have successfully passed the road awareness and reeducation course (driving license or license recovery course) of 24 teaching hours and having completed the sentence period.

In the case of loss of validity, either judicial deprivation of the right to drive for a period of more than 2 years or administrative, if you want to drive again, you must obtain a new license. To do this, you must follow the following steps:

  • Take a permit recovery course driving in matters of road awareness and re-education. It consists of 24 teaching hours.
  • Pass a theoretical exam on the course taken. Once the period of duration of the loss of validity has elapsed (6 months for drivers in general and 3 months for professional drivers), you must pass a theoretical test with 30 questions on the subject of the course taken. To take this test, you must request an exam appointment at your Headquarters or Traffic Office.

Drivers who do not pass the test in the first call can appear again up to a maximum of two occasions, They must previously carry out a four-hour training cycle in each of them at the center where they took the course.

If you suspend in the three callsBefore submitting a new application, you must complete a new remedial course, which may be done in a center other than the one that taught the first course.

Once you have passed the whole process, you will get a new driver’s license, although this time the initial balance is eight points.

The price of remedial courses DGT permit or license is 330.95 euros plus VAT.

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