New driver ban – points on your licence
If you are a New Driver, you are on a probationary period for two years from the date you obtain your licence. If you receive 6 points or more, then the DVLA will revoke your driving licence, and you will receive a new driver ban. You will need to re-sit your driving test. The New Drivers Act (1995) is responsible for the legislation around new driver bans.
New Drivers FAQ
Having your licence revoked doesn’t remove the points from it. They will remain effective for 3 years from the date of the original offence.
If found guilty then the points are effective from the date of the offence. Therefore, even if the case calls in court at a time when you are no longer a new driver, the new driver rules will still apply.
Driving licence points – defence/mitigation
You might be able to argue there were special reasons for committing the offence, or you would suffer exceptional hardship if your licence were revoked. This may avoid the points being put on your licence. Contact us now, and we will advise you on the options that may be available to save your licence from being revoked.
New driver ban lawyers
At Graham Walker Solicitors we have been involved in 100s of road traffic offence cases. As such, you can be sure you have expert representation when you hire our road traffic lawyers. If you face a ban, call immediately, the earlier you start your defence, the greater chance you have of success.