Confusing??

kevsunuk

New Member
English
I was reading a job vacancy for a driving job, It says, must have a full clean driving licence (6 minor points accepted)?
To me this doesn't make any sense????
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    The definition of 'points' will vary with your location. These usually represent infractions of driving laws.

    Have you contacted the local authorities who issue drivers' licenses for a definition?
     

    panjandrum

    Occasional Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hello kevsunuk, and welcome to WordReference.
    In the UK, drivers get "penalty points" for motoring offences.
    Click Here.

    Many advertisements for driving jobs have a requirement such as you have quoted.
    As far as I know there is no legal definition of "minor points", but looking at the list, I expect that points for CD50 Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs are not minor points.
    Points for CU30 Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s) probably are.
     

    liliput

    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    I believe that if you get 12 points for motoring offences in the UK they take your licence away.
    The points system has also recently been introduced in Spain.
     

    Blumengarten

    Senior Member
    America / English
    We use points in the US too. I've never heard the phrase "full clean driving license", just "clean driving license," but I think they mean that there must be no points on your record. Most of the time, if you just have a few points (I think 3 or less, which would be for minor traffic violations like running a stop sign, and they drop off after a couple years), they disregard them, but this employer won't tolerate any points.
     
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