See the driving offences that leads to penalty points, how you can find out how many point you have, and when they will be removed.

Do you want to check how many penalty points you have?

In that case, you need to bring valid proof of identity and visit a police station during opening hours. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration can provide you with general information about the penalty points scheme, but will not be able to inform you whether or not you have any penalty points.

What may give you penalty points?
Offence Number of penalty points
Exceeding the speed limit by 11 to 15 km/h where the speed limit is 60 km/h or lower Two penalty points
Exceeding the speed limit by 16 km/h or more where the speed limit is 60 km/h or lower Three penalty points
Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 20 km/h where the speed limit is 70 km/h or higher Two penalty points
Exceeding the speed limit by 21 km/h or more, where the speed limit is 70 km/h or higher Three penalty points
Running a red light Three penalty points
Unlawful overtaking Three penalty points
Failure to give way when required Three penalty points
Driving through a hatched area Three penalty points
Driving too close to the vehicle in front Three penalty points
Driving a tuned-up motorcycle/moped Three penalty points
Failing to secure passengers under the age of 15 Two penalty points
Violating the ban on using the mobile telephone Three penalty points

What you need to be aware of when you have penalty points

  • If you are in a trial period for a Category B licence, the number of penalty points will be doubled for any offences you commit during the trial period.
  • If you get eight penalty points in the course of three years you lose the right to drive a motor vehicle for six months
  • If you are stopped for several offences at the same time, the penalty points for each offence will be added up and you receive the sum total.

You will receive a written warning when you have accumulated four penalty points

How do you get penalty points?

You can get penalty points in two ways:

  • The police stop you for an offence that carries penalty points.
  • You are registered by speed cameras (automatic speed enforcement).

In these cases, you will get an on-the-spot fine or an ordinary fine. If you do not accept the fine, you will be summoned to appear in court (the District Court). The penalty points will thus result from a final court decision (i.e. a final and enforceable judgment), an accepted on-the-spot fine, or an accepted ordinary fine. You do not have the right to appeal against the registration of penalty points.

When are penalty points removed from your driving record?

Penalty points are deleted three years after the date on which you signed the fine, or three years after the final court decision.

When you regain your driving entitlements, the penalty points that led to the loss of driving entitlements will be deleted.

The penalty point scheme

The penalty point scheme was introduced on 1 January 2004. The aim of the penalty points scheme is to ensure that drivers comply with the traffic rules and show consideration for other road users. The scheme is intended to promote increased safety and to reduce the number of people who are killed or injured on Norwegian roads.