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Old 30th Sep 2009, 20:43   #1
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Getting my license back soon after Dangours Driving Ban

What can I expect. I lost it two year's ago, after a silly Street-racing effort. and crash at speed. and got a two year ban. Do theDVLA send a letter out first telling you how to go on. Or is it, like I expect. back to been 17 Year's old. And Start again with all the paper-work,

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Old 30th Sep 2009, 21:00   #2
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Pretty sure you need to re-test after a ban?

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Old 30th Sep 2009, 21:17   #3
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Yep, you need to start again afaik.
Provisional, theory, practical, then licence.
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 22:05   #4
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Pretty sure you need to do an extended practical test as well.

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Old 30th Sep 2009, 22:08   #5
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Insurance will be tough. Do you have an MS50 code or just DD10? There was a company called Performance Direct who are a little more forgiving than most.

As mentioned above you will more than likely have to sit the extended test.
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 22:17   #6
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You were banned, not suspended, so retest.


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Old 1st Oct 2009, 00:36   #7
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yup def a full resit. An idiot mate of mines just been in the same boat. Said the test was a dam sight harder than when he first passed as well.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 05:25   #8
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As above, you'll have to get a provisional again then do theory, and an extended re-test. The test is twice as long as a normal one, but with the same limit for the number of 'mistakes' you can make, so you have more chance at failing if you're a carp driver.

Then the insurance companies will hate you for 5 years.

Been there myself, thankfully a very long time ago, it did teach me a valuable lesson though.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 10:44   #9
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Also have fun with the test fees they are usually about double for banned Drivers. Even if you get suspended you have to pay to get your license back.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 10:59   #10
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What's does an extended retest consist of out of interest?
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:04   #11
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Isnt it only retest on a ban if you committed this offence within two years of passing?

I know people who have been banned from totting up then after 6 months get their licence back and drive on. Or is that a suspension?

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:05   #12
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Misread - ignore..



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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:15   #13
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Isnt it only retest on a ban if you committed this offence within two years of passing?

I know people who have been banned from totting up then after 6 months get their licence back and drive on. Or is that a suspension?

Is that not just suspended?

I think the OP should realy speak to a Registered driving agency and see what they recommend.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:15   #14
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I didn't have to resit after a ban. Not sure if it's the same south of the border but I think you are told at time of sentancing if you need to resit.

You can apply for you licence back 1 month prior to the end of the ban. You cannot drive again until you have your licence back from DVLA, even if ban period has expired.

Expect to fall out big style with insurance companies.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 11:36   #15
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Not all driving bans require an automatic retest to get your license back for example drink driving or speeding (although the judge can impose a retest if they feel it appropriate). If you are banned for dangerous driving you have to automatically take an extended retest.

When you lose your license for totting up 6 points in the first two years of driving this has nothing to do with the courts it is the DVLA revoking your license and to get it back you need to resit a normal driving test.

It you tot up to 12 points the courts suspend your license for the required period and you do not need a retest to get it back again.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 13:46   #16
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If you need a retest you would have been told at the time of the ban, if not you can just send off for your licence when ban ends. Officially you can drive as soon as the ban ends and do not have to wait for your licence to be delivered.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 14:07   #17
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If you need a retest you would have been told at the time of the ban, if not you can just send off for your licence when ban ends. Officially you can drive as soon as the ban ends and do not have to wait for your licence to be delivered.
My understanding is that you are not legally entitled to drive until you have your licence back from DVLA AND you ban period has ended. Your entitlement to drive does not automatically start from when your ban ends.

Also, you can apply for your licence back before your bands ends, 1 month before IIRC.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 14:36   #18
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Furthermore, a driving ban in the UK or suspension does not affect your ability to drive abroad although you should *really* have your licence with you when you travel abroad.

So you could have gone over there to keep your hand in

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 14:40   #19
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Full retest, I have done it myself.

Re-apply for the provisional, do full theory and hazard perception.

Driving test will be over 1 hour long, mine was 1 hour 15 mins, had to do every manoeuvre, I passed with 2 minors, found it easier than the 1st time, I was only banned for 1 year though.

Insurance will be double what it would be if your license was clean.


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Old 1st Oct 2009, 14:42   #20
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As above, you'll have to get a provisional again then do theory, and an extended re-test. The test is twice as long as a normal one, but with the same limit for the number of 'mistakes' you can make, so you have more chance at failing if you're a carp driver.

Then the insurance companies will hate you for 5 years.

Been there myself, thankfully a very long time ago, it did teach me a valuable lesson though.
Hahahahahahaha stupid i know but i completely ****ed myself at that
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 14:45   #21
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A forced retest is usually declared as part of the penalty. If you were outide of the 2 year provisional period and weren't told in court you had to resit your test, I am pretty sure you can just re-apply for your licence. (so what OAP said then).

Appears dangerous driving has an automatic retest according to http://www.drivingban.co.uk/drivingo...spenalties.htm

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:21   #22
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A quick google says

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dangerous driving

maximum penalty

This may be dealt with in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.
The Magistrates’ Court must disqualify for at least 12 months and can sentence up to a maximum 6 months imprisonment.

The Crown Court can sentence up to 2 years imprisonment.

Both Courts must order that an extended re-test is taken.

Unlucky.

(I'm not being sarcastic either - I was banned this year so I sympathise.)
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:34   #23
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(I'm not being sarcastic either - I was banned this year so I sympathise.)
What for?
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:37   #24
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What for?
Something which doesn't require me to take a re-test Two years for DR30.



Actually, how strange that dangerous driving, and even causing death by dangerous driving, only has to stay on your licence for four years, whereas all drink related convictions have to stay on for 11 years. Yet the former requires a mandatory re-test, implying that it is more serious?
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:49   #25
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My Ban end's in a Month's time. Best start saving then.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:51   #26
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So that is what your brother wouldn't tell us about.

You going to get another valver?
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 16:08   #27
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LOL. It was all over the Forum's Two year's ago. As for Valver. not Yet. I've just let a Ph1 16V Cabrio go.

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Old 1st Oct 2009, 19:06   #28
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You were banned, not suspended, so retest.
I was banned but never had to resit
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 19:44   #29
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DD90 Furious driving 3-9 points

Just seen this on the DOT website, not really sure what furious is, maybe waving your fist while driving?
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You were banned, not suspended, so retest.
A driving licence 'ban' IS a suspension.
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