On average every year, up to a 250,000 motorists receive a driving ban. Don't become a statstic!
There are 3 ways in which you could lose your driving licence:
Instant Driving Ban
There is a risk of an instant ban when travelling far in excess of the speed limit.
Some driving offences carry either an instant discretionary or a mandatory ban.
Totting Up Ban
Should a driver reach 12+ penalty points in a 3 year period, the Court guidelines are an automatic disqualification of 6 months should be imposed, unless exceptional hardship is established.
New Drivers Act
Subject to the New Drivers Act, your licence is automatically revoked by the DVLA if you amass 6 penalty points within the first 2 years of passing your driving test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the likely penalty?
Penalty, Fine, DVLA Licence Ban
The Magistrates / Court follow penalty sentencing guidelines that take into account the actual offence, the driver's record, personal circumstances and mitigation [...]
How do I avoid a ban?
It is a common misconception that if a Defendant merely shows that if he were banned from driving it would be a particularly harsh punishment, the Court will be lenient. In reality [...]
What should I expect at Court?
Attending Court can be a daunting process but with the correct preparation and some understanding of how the Court works, it should be possible to achieve a worthwhile result, without incurring unnecessary [...]
Do I need a lawyer?
Lawyers, Solicitors & Barristers
If you face a potential ban, seeking immediate advice from a specialist motor lawyer can pay dividends [...]
How do I appeal a ban?
If you are disqualified, and you feel the penalty is too severe, do not take a chance by driving during the period of the ban. Instead lodge your appeal [...]
Do I have to inform my insurers?
Penalty Points / Disqualification
Yes. An insurance contract is one of "utmost good faith". Your insurers rely upon you to keep them appraised on any changes in your situation during [...]