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Your first two years of driving can be the most exciting but it’s a time at which you are at your most vulnerable as a driver. Although you have passed your driving test and are deemed fit to drive, a lack of experience or simply bad judgement you can result in your driving licence being revoked by DVLA.
The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 introduced a two year probationary period for new drivers whereby the accumulation of six or more penalty points within the first two years of driving since passing your driving test will result in the revocation of your driving licence.
With the introduction a 6 point penalty for driving whilst using a mobile phone on 1st March 2017, up to 6 penalty points for speeding and many other motoring offences having potentially more serious penalties, one mistake could cost you your driving licence so contact our expert road traffic lawyer immediately to protect it!
It is important to note that a revocation is different from a disqualification. Unlike a disqualification which is imposed by the court and which prevents you from driving for a specified period, a revocation of a driving licence is carried out by DVLA which sees a driver revert back to a provisional driving licence meaning the practical driving test must be passed again before driving.
There are of course a variety of circumstances that can arise in relation to new drivers which cause uncertainty or confusion. Below are answers to the most common FAQ’s on this issue:
If you are a probationary/New driver and you have been offered a conditional offer of fixed penalty or charged with a motoring offence do not do anything without speaking to our specialist road traffic lawyer first. We offer a free initial consultation where we will assess your case and let you know your options.