Did you know that it’s possible to avoid a 6 month driving ban? It’s not easy though, as you have to prove to the court that you would suffer exceptional hardship if your license was revoked. This means that the hardship you would endure would be unreasonable, and the court will investigate how a driving ban will negatively affect your life.
It’s not just your job
Don’t think that just because you use your vehicle for work you’ll get off scot-free. If your household can afford to pay the mortgage and bills without the income from your job, there’s a good chance you’ll still get a driving ban. However, if losing your ability to drive means that you have a real risk of bankruptcy, or will have a serious effect on other people, you stand a chance of proving exceptional hardship.
How do I make an argument for exceptional hardship?
An argument for exceptional hardship must be made in court, and the procedure for this varies depending on which court your case goes through. It is not possible to make your plea by letter or any way other than going to court, otherwise you will not meet the criteria.
The court will wish to question you on the hardship you will endure should you be banned from driving, so it’s essential that you attend your court date.
What if my argument for exceptional hardship is unsuccessful?
If your argument for exceptional hardship is unsuccessful you will be given an immediate driving ban. It is possible to appeal the court’s decision, but this can take weeks. This is why it’s essential that you provide a solid and well prepared argument during your first opportunity.