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Getting my license back soon after Dangours Driving Ban

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Mad Pierre, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Mad Pierre

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 881

    Location: Sheffield

    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,
     
  2. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 19,641

    Pretty sure you need to re-test after a ban?
     
  3. I get around

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 14, 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    Yep, you need to start again afaik.
    Provisional, theory, practical, then licence.
     
  4. Benihana

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 16, 2006

    Posts: 1,407

    Location: Copenhagen

    Pretty sure you need to do an extended practical test as well.
     
  5. NickXX

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    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.
     
  6. BigglesPiP

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 8, 2006

    Posts: 13,235

    Location: Chandlers Ford

    You were banned, not suspended, so retest.
     
  7. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 7, 2008

    Posts: 2,747

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    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.
     
  8. Vampire

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Nov 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,290

    Location: .

    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. :)
     
  9. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    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.
     
  10. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 22, 2005

    Posts: 8,049

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    What's does an extended retest consist of out of interest?
     
  11. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 11,174

    Location: Britain

    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?
     
  12. m4cc45

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2003

    Posts: 6,268

    Misread - ignore.. :)



    M.
     
  13. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland


    Is that not just suspended?

    I think the OP should realy speak to a Registered driving agency and see what they recommend.
     
  14. HummuH1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 28, 2007

    Posts: 2,192

    Location: Edinburgh

    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.
     
  15. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,557

    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.
     
  16. oap

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 825

    Location: Portsmouth

    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.
     
  17. HummuH1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 28, 2007

    Posts: 2,192

    Location: Edinburgh

    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.
     
  18. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 11,174

    Location: Britain

    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 :p
     
  19. Nick1881

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,701

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    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.
     
  20. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 7, 2008

    Posts: 2,747

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    Hahahahahahaha stupid i know but i completely ****ed myself at that:D
     


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