If a person reaches 12 or more penalty points within 3 years then the court is obliged to disqualify the individual from driving for a minimum period of 6 months.

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What is Totting Up?

Totting up is when a person faces disqualification from driving due to reaching 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years. Section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 applies and the court is obliged to disqualify the individual from driving for a minimum period of 6 months.

How To Prevent a Totting-Up Ban

  • Check that all points have been incurred during the 3-year period. Penalty points remain on your license for 4 years, however only count in relation to Totting Up for 3 years. 
  • Check the date of the offence as it is the date the offence took place that the Court will take into account.

Defences for Totting-Up

Exceptional Hardship

Our road traffic solicitors may be able to help you keep your driving license by arguing exceptional hardship. For this to be successful, the hardship suffered as a result of the disqualification must be more than normal. The Court must be satisfied that it will affect more than just you – your business or livelihood depends on being able to drive.

Special Reasons

Another defence that our solicitors may be able to use if the ‘special reasons’ defence. This defence can be argued if you were speeding because of a medical emergency. The Court may not endorse penalty points or disqualify you from driving.

Get In Touch With Our Solicitors

If you are facing a totting up ban in Scotland, get in touch with Neil Kilcoyne and Co Solicitors to see if we can help. We will be able to provide legal advice and support to see if you can make a claim. Our road traffic solicitors can also help with claims regarding New Young Drivers, Drunk in Charge, and Driving Uninsured.

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If you have been charged with a road traffic offence, you need to take advice right away. We have solicitors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice.