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Van driver who totted-up FORTY-TWO penalty driver points has vehicle seized


Image credit: Surrey Roads Police Unit (Twitter)

A van driver who had totted up a whopping FORTY-TWO driving penalty points had their van seized by police officers.


The driver concerned was banned from driving until February 2023 and was reported to court.

Drivers in the UK will normally be liable for a minimum six month driving ban when they reach 12 penalty points under the totting up process.


A motorist can however avoid the disqualification if it can be shown that exceptional hardship to them or their family would result from a disqualification.

‘Exceptional hardship’ is not fully defined by law, but it does have to be more than an inconvenience.

Exceptional hardship might include:

  • Losing a job that results in loss of accommodation for the driver or their family

  • An inability to get to and from any form of employment due to location and public transport restrictions

  • Loss of employment of third parties due to a businesses having to close.

Surrey Roads Policing Unit said: “This driver currently has 42 points and is disqualified until February 2023.

“Stopped driving in Guildford this morning and reported to court.

“The vehicle was also seized.”


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