Reduction of driving ban

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Reduction of driving ban

There is a specific provision under the Road Traffic Offenders Act which enables a person in certain circumstances to reduce a driving disqualification.

If a person has had a driving ban for 3 years then they can make an application for removal of the driving ban after 2 years has been served. For any driving ban in excess of 3 years then an application can be made after half of the ban has been served. This actually means that a person with a 4 year ban can apply to remove the ban after 2 years just like if the ban had been initially for 3 years!

At Trafficlawyer4u Solicitors we do a very large number of these applications with an exceptionally high success rate. We take care of all the paperwork to make sure the application is heard before the appropriate Magistrates Court, fully prepare the case and then represent you at Court to make all the submissions on your behalf with a view to persuading the Magistrates to reduce the driving disqualification.

Reduction of Driving Ban Application

Please note that the application has to be lodged with the Magistrates Court that imposed the driving disqualification. The application can be made before the 2 years is up but will not be heard by the Court until 2 years has been served.

The Court will consider the circumstances of the original offence, the behaviour of the person since the date of the driving disqualification and, most importantly, the reason for wanting the driving ban removed.

Reduction of Driving Ban Instruction

Once instructed, a number of telephone conferences will be arranged so that your full and detailed instructions can be taken prior to the Court hearing. We deal with all the official Court paperwork on your behalf, prepare the case fully and represent you at Court.

If the driving disqualification has been imposed for an offence of dangerous driving then the Court will also have ordered a compulsory re-test. The application can still be made for early removal of the driving ban not withstanding the fact that compulsory re-test still has to be taken. The procedure is that the application is made and if granted a notification will be sent by the Court to the DVLA (licensing authority) indicating that the ban has now been removed. You will then be in a position to take the compulsory re-test. Once this has been taken, the licence will be issued and provided insurance documents etc. are in order you are able to recommence driving.


FAQ - Is it possible to reduce my driving disqualification?

If any of our clients are disqualified from driving for an offence of driving with excess alcohol we automatically make an application to the Court for the client to be given the opportunity to carry out the driver’s alcohol awareness course. If the Court grants the application and the course is completed in accordance with the directions of the Magistrates Court then the disqualification can be reduced to up to 25%.


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Careless Driving

The careless driving offence actually has a very wide definition.  The driver does not have to be driving a motor vehicle but any mechanically propelled vehicle and the careless driving offence can take place not only on public roads but any other place to which the public has access.  As dedicated traffic lawyers we will not shy away from questioning, exposing and exploiting any weakness in a prosecution case against any of our clients who face an allegation of careless driving.

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Drink Driving

Robert Bimpson is wildly acknowledged to be an expert in the defence of drink driving charges. He has been dedicated to the defence of clients since 1989 and his wealth of experience will be used to personally ensure you receive the best advice and the best possible outcome to your case.

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Driving Bans

Wherever, following a conviction under the Road Traffic Act, there is a penalty of an obligatory endorsement of penalty points or an obligatory disqualification we may be able to avoid this for you, if we can establish ‘special reasons’.

The law has very clearly stated what amounts to ‘special reasons’ and this often causes confusion in the mind of the lay person.  We advise that you contact us as soon as you are aware of a prosecution in order that the issue of ‘special reasons’ can be discussed.
In order to establish ‘special reasons’ for not endorsing a licence or not disqualifying it will usually be essential to call evidence to satisfy the court of this.

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Failing to Identify Driver

The Road Traffic Act imposes a strict duty upon defendants to disclose the identity of drivers in these situations.  If you face a prosecution for failure to disclose the identity of the driver, you should contact us immediately.  We recommend that you speak to us prior to signing any documents and you should do this as soon as you receive them.
Just because the law seems onerous and puts strict duties upon people, do not assume that there are no defences to failure to disclose the identity of the driver of a motor vehicle.  There are, and success may well depend upon the speed with which you act when you are prosecuted.  Contact us immediately.

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Failure To Stop

In a prosecution for failure to stop we advise that you contact us immediately.  There is a strict duty upon motorists to stop and provide information, to people who reasonably request it, after an accident involving damage to property or injury to a person.
It is important to note that you can be guilty of failure to stop even if the accident is no fault of yours.
As with lot of road traffic offences, failing to stop is widely defined.  It does not have to involve a motor vehicle as the Act refers to mechanically propelled vehicle.  The definition of ‘accident’ tends to be regarded in a common sense way.  Any ‘injury’ to a person does not have to be physical injury and can even include nervous shock.

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Speeding Ticket

Do not assume that photographic or police evidence cannot be challenged. It can. If you believe that any evidence is wrong, you should contact us immediately.  To secure a conviction, the court has to be sure as to the accuracy of any evidence, that you were speeding. If this evidence fails to meet the required standards, we will argue before the court that there should be no conviction. If the court agrees with the argument you may well avoid a driving ban.

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