March 18, 2011
Driving without a licence doesn’t simply mean not having a licence but can include driving on a provisional without being supervised or not notifying the DVLA of a change in health or a disability, which could mean being refused on medical grounds.
The penalty for driving without a licence can include 3-6 points and a fine of up to £1000. Not to mention the guilt you would have to live with if you were involved in an accident.
Driving whilst disqualified is considered to be just as serious as those who have been disqualified have normally been caught driving inappropriately in some manner.
If caught driving whilst disqualified, you can receive up to 6 penalty points, up to £5000 in fines and some courts will issue a prison sentence.
Emily Smith of Britannia Driving School said: “Ensure if you’re on a provisional licence, you drive only whilst supervised by somebody over the age of 21 and who has been driving for three years or more. If your medical history changes, be sure to inform the DVLA and if you have been disqualified refrain from driving altogether.”
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