12 Points on Licence – Totting up Ban

If you are facing up to 12 points or more on your driving licence, you may be worried about receiving a driving ban. Perhaps you were pulled over by the police for a motoring offence, or you may have received a fixed penalty notice in the post. Here at Chris Rudd Solicitors we can give expert advice in this area of motoring offence; so if you think you could be at risk of gaining points on your licence and fear that you could receive a totting up ban, get in touch and we will assist you in any way we can.

What is a totting up ban?

A totting up ban is the term used for when a motorist has a build up of penalty points on their licence from numerous motoring offences.

The majority of motoring offences result in penalty points on your driving licence.  If you get 12 or more penalty points in any three year period, you are liable to a totting up driving ban.

How long does totting up ban last?

The length of your totting up ban can vary depending on how serious the court deems the offence to be.

You could receive a driving ban if you already have 12 or more penalty points on your licence. Your ban could last for 6 months or more if you get 12 or more penalty points within 3 years.

The laws are stricter for new drivers; if you receive 6 or more penalty points within 2 years of passing your driving test, your licence will be revoked.

Learner drivers using a provisional licence can still receive penalty points. The penalty points on your provisional licence last for 4 years (unless the offence is considered more serious). If they haven’t expired by time you acquire your full driving licence, the points will be carried over onto your new licence.

Did you know over 1,000 people under the age of 17 were disqualified in 2017. (A rise of 47% over the previous 4 years).

If you’re a newly qualified driver and fear you could receive a totting up ban, or a revoked licence because of points carried over from your provisional licence. Or perhaps an experienced driver that’s close to receiving 12 points. Get in touch with us here at Chris Rudd Solicitors for expert advice.