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How does the OCRS scoring system work?
A. OCRS is based on actual data from events (for example roadside encounters, vehicle tests, etc.) that DVSA holds on an operator. Points are attributed when a vehicle test or an enforcement encounter results in a defect or infringement being identified or when DVSA prosecutes an operator or driver. The more serious the defect or infringement the greater the number of points allocated.
The scoring mechanism calculates the average number of points per event and this score is termed the base score . The base score will then determine which OCRS band the operator falls into based on thresholds for each band that are set by DVSA.
The bands are GREEN, for operators considered low risk, AMBER, for operators considered medium risk and RED for operators considered high risk.
An operator can also trigger straight into the RED band for a period of time (for example 6 or 12 months) if a trigger event occurs. The current trigger events include encounters with an operator s vehicle which result in a Most Serious Infringement (MSI) or an Operator prosecution. Once the trigger period of time is completed, assuming no further trigger events have occurred, the operator will return to their base score.

Year weightings
OCRS has a built in time weighting that allows the impact of an offence or defect to decrease over a 3 year time period. The 3 year period is split into 3 blocks of 1 year with a separate weighting for each block.
Currently the weighting for the first year is 1, for the second year is 0.75 and for the final (third) year is 0.5. This means that an offence or defect that occurred in year 3 will have half the points compare to the same offence or defect in year 1.
This will cause an operator s score to change as offences and defects move from year 1 through to 3. However DVSA reserve the right to change these weightings or time periods at any time.