Other Offences

  • What is the penalty for driving while disqualified?
    Driving while disqualified or allowing a disqualified driver to do so are both offences.

    A conviction can result in a custodial sentence of up to six months, as well as six penalty points and a fine of up to £5,000. You may also receive a further driving ban.

  • What happens if I obtain a new licence while banned?
    Attempting to obtain a new licence whilst disqualified can result in a £1,000 fine. As the licence is invalid, you may also be charged with driving without a licence, which carries a penalty of three to six points and a maximum fine of £1,000.
  • What is the penalty for a seat belt offence?
    This usually results in a fixed penalty fine of £60, which can increase to a maximum of £500 if the case goes to court or for repeat offenders.
  • I don’t intend to drive my vehicle. Do I need to pay tax?
    If you will not be using your vehicle on the public road, you will need to apply for a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN), which is valid for 12 months.

    Note that if your vehicle is parked on the road, even if you do not use it, you will need to pay vehicle tax.

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