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C. Calculation of points

The calculation of driving-offence points apparently involves only simple arithmetic and should be quite straight-forward.  However, section 8A(1) of the Road Traffic (Driving-Offence Points) Ordinance (Cap.375 of the Laws of Hong Kong) provides that “where 2 or more of the offences in respect of which points have been incurred are constituted by the same, or substantially the same, act...(a) only that offence attracting the highest number of points; or (b) where those offences each attract the same number of points, only one of those offences, shall be taken into account”.  Therefore, if a driver is convicted of several offences all arising from one incident, the total driving-offence points incurred may not be simply the sum of all the relevant points.

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