Early Return Of Driving Licence
If you have been a disqualified driver for a lengthy period of time, an application can be made to the Court that sentenced you to remove the period of disqualification early. The application must be made in court and not in writing.
An early return of driving license can be made:
- if disqualified for less than 4 years, you have to wait 2 years to make the application
- if less than 10 years, but not less by 4, have to wait one half of the period of disqualification
- 5 years in other cases
It is essential that an application for the early return of a driving license is made correctly, for if your application is unsuccessful, you would be prevented from making another application within 3 months, and any attempts made after that would add further detriment to your case.
Under conditions contained within section 42 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 the Court will likely take in to account various criteria including your character and conduct following the conviction, the circumstances of the offence surrounding the original disqualification, and possibly any other extenuating circumstances that are causing significant hardship to your family or employment status.