Definition of penalty point in English:

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penalty point

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noun

A punishment awarded by the courts for a driving offence and recorded cumulatively on a person’s driving licence.
Example sentences
  • In 37 years of driving I have never, ever received a ticket or a fine or a single penalty point for exceeding the speed limit anywhere, by even a decimal point.
  • A penalty point system for these offences would enhance the standing and reputation of taxi drivers, he said.
  • From a penalty point of view, the decision about what offence the offender should be charged with becomes more important than the decision of the judge.

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