The Driving Offence Points System

Understand the laws surrounding driving offences, and how they can affect your licence...

A driving offence points system has been in use in Hong Kong since 1984. Committing an offence which has a direct bearing on road safety will result in points being recorded. When a certain number of points has been recorded, the motorist can be disqualified from driving for a certain period.

If a motorist has incurred more than 8 but less than 15 points, the Transport Department will issue an Advice of Driving Offence-Points notification. This advice will detail the points accrued within two years and remind the driver of the consequences arising from the accumulation of more points. Those with 10 or more points for offences committed within two years are obliged to attend a Driving Improvement Course.

A driver with more than 15 points in a two-year period may be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of three months. This increases to six months for any subsequent convictions.

A Certificate of Traffic Conviction Record can be obtained from the Police Traffic Conviction Records Office. This has to be done in person at the office below, following payment of the relevant fee.

  • Police Headquarters
    At
    : 11/F, Arsenal House, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2866 6552

Queries concerning the record of any driving-offence points should be sent in writing to:

  • The Commissioner of Police (Attn: Central Traffic Prosecutions Division)
    11/F, Arsenal House, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

All other enquiries regarding the points system should be addressed to:

  • The Driving Offence Points Office
    Transport Department
    At: 3/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
    Tel: 1823