Penalty Point Removal Course
Have you been inattentive and collected some penalty points as a result of careless driving or speeding?
The law is increasingly strict in this area so penalty points can accumulate rather quickly. With the acquisition of 18 points, your driving licence ceases to be valid.
Our penalty point removal course is intended for all those who have acquired 4, but less than 17 penalty points. Participation in the course is possible on a voluntary basis without a referral, but this is available only to those drivers who have not obtained any penalty points as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or other psychoactive substances. After completing the course, 4 penalty points are removed from the driver's record. An individual may participate in the course only once over a period of three years. A certificate for having completed this accredited safe driving course is valid for three months.
WARNING! If any of the penalty points were obtained due to driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or other psychoactive substances, participation in the course is possible only with a referral from the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, a court, or an approved medical practitioner who deems it necessary after a medical examination.
Participation on Referral
The Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, a court, or an approved medical practitioner, who deems it necessary after a medical examination, are able to refer drivers to attend the accredited penalty point removal course.
drivers who exceeded 12 penalty points prior to 1 July 2011 and are (or will be) receiving a referral for the penalty point removal course from the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration,
individuals whose driving licence ceased to be valid as a result of exceeding the allowed number of penalty points, if the penalty points were not received due to driving infractions performed under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or other psycho-active substances, and a court refers them to the programme after they have undergone a medical examination related to a stay in the disqualification of their driving licence,
individuals who have been referred to the course on the basis of a medical examination.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Illegal Drugs or other Psycho-active Substances
Drivers who acquired penalty points due to driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other psychoactive substances, cannot have their penalty points removed by participating in this accredited penalty point removal course. Rather, they must participate in medical consultations and driver rehabilitation programmes. Only after having done so, may they be referred to the penalty point removal course.
Programme Content and Registration
The content of the penalty point removal course is determined by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. The programme consists of a theoretical and practical component. The theoretical component takes place in the framework of lectures and discussions with training programme participants. It lasts 12 academic (45 min) hours, which are completed over three days in lengths of four academic hours. The practical component is carried out in the form of safe driving exercises over six academic hours, which are completed in one day.
Safe driving exercises are completed with vehicles of:
B category, holders of a valid category B, C, D or D1 driving licence;
A category, holders of a valid category A driving licence;
A1 category, holders of a valid category A1 driving licence;
H category, holders of a valid category H driving licence.
One academic hour lasts 45 minutes. The price of the Penalty Point Removal Course is 250.00 EUR.
It is necessary to register at least one week prior to the start of the programme. You can register by choosing a date at the top of this page or by calling the toll-free number 080 26 36.
Member and other discounts are not applicable for the Penalty Point Removal Course.
Subjects Covered in the Course:
Theoretical component (4 academic hours 3 times)
discussion of participants' experiences and reasons for inappropriate driving
the basic dynamics and physics of driving
emergency braking techniques
possible car reactions when driving through a bend and reasons for car skidding
correct vehicle maintenance
a vehicle’s passive and active safety devices
how a driver's psychophysical state affects driving, ethical road user behaviour
Practical Component (6 academic hours)
vehicle steering and manoeuvring
braking in emergency conditions
correct safe braking distances
obstacle evasion techniques
braking and avoiding unexpected obstacles
The course, including subjects covered, is run in accordance with the Drivers' Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 109/2010), the Rules on additional driver training programmes and train-the-trainers programme (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 69/2007) and with the Rules on conditions carrying out additional training of beginner drivers and additional training for safe driving practice (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 45/2011).
Penalty Points and their Significance
Penalty points are points that have been issued to an individual driver who has committed a traffic violation. Each violation has a given monetary penalty and a number of penalty points. Points are automatically removed from a driver's record three years from the legal decision on the basis of which they were issued.
If a driver obtains 18 penalty points, their driving licence ceases to be valid and the penalty points obtained up to that date are removed from their record. The Traffic Violation Penalty Point Database is managed by the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, which also informs an individual once they have reached 8 penalty points.
New traffic legislation allows for the holder of a driving licence who has been issued 4 or more, but fewer than 17 penalty points, to participate in an accredited safe driving course. Upon completing the course, four penalty points are removed from the driver’s record. An individual is permitted to participate in this course once every three years.
The holder of a driving licence must pay for their own participation in the Penalty-Points Removal Course. The cost of the programme is 250.00 EUR.
Perusal of the Penalty Points Database
The Traffic Violation Penalty Point Database is managed by the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, which also informs an individual once they have reached 8 penalty points. Perusal of the database is possible by submitting an application for a Certificate of Penalty Points, which must be addressed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration. A reply should be received within one week.