Your summer is over with thousands of miles traveled, millions of photos and videos on your cell phone, a good number of new sites discovered and… oops, a couple of points off your motorcycle license. We’re not going to ask you how it was or go into the assessment of why you lost them. What’s done is done. yourmotobro.com answer what you have to do now is to know how to get them back.
The truth is that there are several options to get your points back. First, you should check if you have 8, 12 or 15 points. If you’re one of those with a lot of experience and have never committed any infraction involving a loss of points, it’s very likely that you’ll have the maximum.
In any case, as you will see a little further down, and depending on the seriousness of the matter, you can lose 2, 4 or 6 points. It’s true that not all fines result in a loss of points, but in any fine that you lose points you will also lose money. Consequently, you will have to pay the amount of the fine and, in addition, whatever it costs you the course of recovery of points.
Partial Recovery Courses
This is precisely one of the methods for restoring your points balance. However, the courses of awareness and road reeducation have several constraints. The first: you will recover a maximum of 6 points. The second: you can only do one every 2 years (or every year in the case of professional drivers).
This training called “partial recovery” has a price of around 175 euros for the year 2018, according to the National Confederation of Driving Schools. In addition, you must find an authorized center. The only positive note is that, after 12 hours of classes, you will not have to pass any further exams.
If you don’t want to spend this money, you will have no choice but to be a model driver for the next 2 years, if the fault is serious, and 3 years, if it has been very serious. After that period of time you will automatically recover the lost points.
To clarify this point, here is the text from the Dirección General de Tráfico: “After two years without having been sanctioned by an administrative authority for the commission of infractions that result in the loss of points, permit holders affected by a partial loss of points will recover the full initial credit of points. However, in the event that the loss of any of the points is due to the commission of very serious infractions, the term to recover the full credit will be three years”.
Have you lost all the points of your motorcycle license?
Bad business, my friend, but let’s look for solutions. Let’s imagine you’re a new rider and you’re going to get an 8-point credit. Let’s continue to imagine that, due to recklessness, you get a couple of fines and you stay in game over.
To get a new permit you will have to take a course of awareness and road reeducation, called “total recovery”, lasting 24 hours with a price of more than 300 euros.
In this case, there is no alternative. The training is mandatory and, moreover, “once the period of validity has expired, 6 months for drivers in general and 3 months for professional drivers, you will have to pass a theoretical test that will deal with the contents of the course taken”.
If you pass the theoretical test you will have a balance of 8 points and you will start again. After 3 years you will get 12, provided that you have not committed any infractions from which points are deducted. If you continue to behave in an irreproachable way during the next 3 years, you will get 14 points. And if you continue to behave in the same way and respect the traffic rules, you will get 15 points.