Under the totting up provisions a driver can be disqualified when they accumulate 12 penalty points on their licence within a three year period. If you reach 12 penalty points then you will be disqualified for a minimum period of 6 months. If you are then disqualified the slate is wiped clean of points at the date you get your licence back. A court can allow a driver to continue to drive when 12 points or more have been accrued if it finds that the person or another would suffer exceptional hardship as a result of being disqualified.

To avoid being banned for totting up, your case has to be prepared in order to provide evidence to the court. This can be in the form of written evidence or evidence on oath which shows that a disqualification would cause exceptional hardship. The loss of your job could be considered to be exceptional hardship as could the loss of employment for others dependent on you, or hardship to members of their family.

Our expert team of lawyers can help you prepare and present your case to the Court in the best possible way to ensure you have the best chance of avoiding disqualification.

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