THOUSANDS of new drivers risk losing their licence straight after their test. 

Driving tests resumed on Monday, 12 April, but thousands of new drivers are at risk of losing their licence the moment they pass. 

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Moneyshake submitted a freedom of information request to the DVLA and have gathered surprising data on the number of new drivers at risk. 

A shocking 65,054 learner drivers have points on their licence passing their test and the data shows that men are four times more likely to get points on their provisional. 

If you have six or more points (11 being the maximum) on your provisional licence, you can still take your test. But if you get even one more point after passing, your licence will be revoked.

New drivers might not be able to drive for 11 years after passing their test

To avoid your licence being cancelled straight away, you would need to wait for the points to expire before taking your test.

Endorsements stay on your driving record for four years, going up to 11 years for the most serious offences.

Men have points on their provision licence compared to women

An astonishing 52,802 men already have points on their provisional licence, compared to just 12,252 women – a difference of 40,550 learner drivers.

Moneyshake's findings show that 20-year-old males are likely to be the most dangerous.

Learner drivers in their 20s are the worst for points on their licence

When broken down by age group, learners in their 20s are the worst for having penalty points before passing their test.

The DVLA data shows that a huge 26,552 provisional licence holders in their 20s already have one or more endorsements on their driving record.

How many fines and offences are young drivers receiving once they pass their test?

Drivers aged 16-25 fined £40.7 million from motoring offences each year

9 young drivers are caught driving illegally every hour in the UK

165 young drivers caught speeding every day, costing £6 million in fines annually

8 in 10 motoring offences result in a ban for young drivers