Totting-up SolicitorsFacing a driving ban because of points on your Licence? Kang & Co's totting-up solicitors may be able to help.
What is ‘Totting-Up’ Ban
A totting-up driving ban occurs when a motorist accumulates 12 or more penalty points upon their driving licence. As an example, a motorist may have 9 active penalty points on their driving licence and then the motorist commits a further offence such as speeding for which the Court may impose a further 3 penalty points, resulting in a total of 12 penalty points. Once a motorist accumulates 12 or more active penalty points, the Court will impose a totting-up ban (driving disqualification). This is sometimes referred to as a being a ‘totter’.
Disqualification Period for a Totting-Up Ban
Once a motorist receives a ‘totting-up’ driving ban, the Court will impose the statutory period of a penalty points disqualification, which is a minimum period of 6 months driving disqualification.
The minimum period ban will be 12 months if there has been a previous disqualification for a period of 56 days or more imposed within the past 3 years.
How to Avoid a Totting-Up Ban (Penalty Points Disqualification)
A totting-up ban can be avoided if an exceptional hardship application is accepted by the Court. An exceptional hardship application is more likely to be successful if it is assessed and advanced by a highly skilled and experienced motoring offence solicitor.
Commencement of Disqualification
If you appear in the Magistrates Court as a ‘totter’ and either do not make an exceptional hardship application, or are unsuccessful with the exceptional hardship application, the driving disqualification will have immediate effect. If you are appearing in Court as a ‘totter’ you should either attend using public transport or have arrangements for your vehicle to be driven back home as the disqualification will be imposed immediately.
Newly Qualified Drivers
Drivers that have held a full driving licence for less than two years are classed as ‘newly qualified drivers’ and in that period can only accumulate a maximum of 6 penalty points, as opposed to 12 penalty points. In circumstances where a newly qualified driver accumulates 6 or more penalty points on their driving licences, the driver will have his / her driving licence revoked and is required to pass another driving test.
Kang & Co Totting-Up Solicitors
A totting up driving ban can have a significant detrimental impact upon employment, family life and social life. Motorists tend to take driving for granted, however if you are facing a totting-up driving ban, there is a high risk that you will be disqualified from driving, which could potentially result in unemployment, which in turn may transpire into difficulties in paying the mortgage / household bills and family disputes.
If you are facing a totting-up driving ban and are considering making an exceptional hardship application to save your driving licence, contact our experienced driving offences solicitors on 0345 222 9955 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you have the best chance at saving your driving licence and possibly your job.
Our motoring offence solicitors have an excellent success rate at advancing exceptional hardship applications and convincing the Court not to disqualify our clients from driving.
We regularly represent clients facing a driving bans in Birmingham, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Solihull and Coventr
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