Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence

picture of an "L" plateAs you will be aware your driving licence gives you permission to drive a motor vehicle, but do you know what classes or types of vehicles you are entitled to drive?

If you are found to be driving a class of vehicle that is not permitted by your licence, then you could be committing the offence of Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence. If there are particular circumstances as to why you were driving when not entitled to do so, then contact us to discuss the possibilities of “Special Reasons”.

Your driving licence may also put certain stipulations or requirements upon your driving, such as with a provisional licence holder, they must display “L” plates and be supervised by a person over the age of 21, who has held a full driving licence for 3 full years and be in a condition to drive (ie not over the drink drive limit). If they do not comply with those requirements, they would be committing the offence of Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence.

If you have been disqualified and at the end of your ban, you start driving without applying for your licence back, you too would be Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence.

What are the penalties for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

The Court can impose between 3 – 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £1,000.

If you have been summonsed for Driving Otherwise than in Accordance with a Licence then contact CARL on 01482 227669 to discuss your case.