Point-based license - How does the points-based licence work?
The points-based licence took effect in Luxembourg on 1 November 2002. Its purpose is not for you to lose your licence. It’s a tool to allow for the closer monitoring of the vehicle career of drivers in general, and particularly those whose irresponsible behaviour endangers the lives of other road users. The points-based licence is therefore dissuasive and educational in nature.
What the law says
All licences now come with a points bank of 12 points. This number reduces each time the licence holder commits one of the offences listed and selected on the basis of the dangerousness they represent (see Penalties below).
- For an offence penalised by the removal of points, the officer will verbally inform the infringer of this consequence. If the offence isn’t contested, the points will be removed after the payment of the warning charge. Otherwise, a court will settle the matter and the removal will take place, where appropriate, at the end of the criminal proceeding. In both cases, the person concerned will receive confirmation of the removal and the number of points remaining from the Ministry of Transportation. As long as the licence has at least 1 point, the licence is completely valid.
- If all points are lost, the driving licence will be suspended for a period of 12 months. If there is a further offence within a period of 3 years, the suspension will be 24 months.