Derby Totting Up

If you have received a notification regarding a Driving Offence, you may want to consider obtaining legal advice. After all, it is important to ensure that any points on your licence are not endorsed, totted up or at the very least kept to a minimum level. Points are taken into consideration for the last 3 years – so any points you receive now could result in a Totting Up in Derby and Disqualification in the future.

Totting Up points on your driving licence can be the result of a variety of offences. The number of points will vary depending upon the seriousness of the allegation, and the individual facts about your case. Here are some examples:

  • Speeding: 3-6 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Using A Mobile Phone: 3 penalty points
  • Defective Vehicle (e.g. a bald tyre): 3 penalty points
  • Careless Driving: 3-9 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Failing To Stop After An Accident: 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Failing To Report An Accident: 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Insurance Offence: 6-8 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Failing To Provide Driver Details: 6 penalty points or discretionary disqualification
  • Certain Drink Driving Offences: 10 penalty points if not compulsorily disqualified

Remember, if you are a “new driver” (e.g. you have been driving for less than 2 years) 6 points can lead to revocation of your licence by the DVLA, which means you will hold a provisional licence and you will have to retake your theory and practical driving test.

However, you may be able to avoid penalty points if you are able to argue “special reasons”. If you reach 12 points on your licence, the Court have to disqualify you (commonly referred to as Totting Up Disqualification), unless you argue exceptional circumstances.

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