Handling a Driving Ban in the UK

In the UK, there are some times when driving bans are enforced.  This is the strictest penalty for poor driving and breaking the law.  The times you may receive a driving ban include being convicted of a driving offence and if you get more than 12 penalty points within 3 years.  You receive a summons in the mail which tells you when you are due in court.

A driving ban  can last different lengths of time, depending on the severity of the offence.  You can be banned from driving if you already have 12 points on your license.  You could be banned for 6 months, 12 months or 2 years.  If you are banned from driving for more than 56 days, you have to apply for a new licence to be allowed to drive again.  Occassionally you could be asked to retake your driving test, or take an extended test before you will be allowed to get a full license again.