How to Lift ban UK Driving Licence

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How to Lift ban UK Driving Licence

The process for lifting a driving ban in the UK depends on the reason for the disqualification and the length of the ban. Here’s a breakdown of the general steps: How to Lift ban UK Driving Licence

Eligibility for Early Restoration:

Not all driving bans are eligible for early removal. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Disqualification exceeding 2 years but less than 4 years: You might be eligible to apply to the court that imposed the ban after two years. Banned drivers database
  • Disqualification between 4 and 10 years: You might be able to apply after half the disqualification period has passed.
  • Disqualification of 10 years or more: In these cases, you may be eligible to apply after five years.

Two Main Routes for Early Restoration:

  1. Applying to the Court:

    • This is the most common route. You’ll need to submit a formal application to the court that disqualified you, outlining the reasons why you believe the ban should be lifted early.
    • You might need to include evidence of good character, completion of rehabilitation courses (e.g., drink driving courses), or a change in circumstances that reduces the risk of re-offending.
    • Court fees typically apply, and legal representation might be advisable for navigating the process.
  2. Automatic Halfway Release Scheme (for certain disqualifications):

    • This scheme applies in limited cases, primarily for disqualifications due to totting up points (accumulating penalty points beyond the threshold). Remove ban uk licence
    • If eligible under this scheme, you’ll automatically regain your licence halfway through the disqualification period without needing to apply. UK driving ban lift