I recently received a story about a man who had a driving ban overturned when his Solicitor argued he would experience “exceptional hardship“…
Ian Remington, 79, was due to be banned due to “totting up” of points on his licence from speeding tickets.
However, in January he managed to avoid a ban because the magistrates agreed he would suffer “exceptional hardship” due to him living in a rural area, and needing to drive to regular medical appointments.
They also argued that isolation may cause mental health problems.
The first thing I did when I read the story was to email our Speeding Solicitors.
Predictably, Matthew came back to tell me that just recently we’ve successfully argued exceptional hardship for a DriveProtect Member…
It was argued that the Member would be unlikely to work again, and that this would constitute exceptional hardship – or “E.H.” as Matt calls it.
Many think that exceptional hardship can only be argued if it affects someone *other* than the driver accused of speeding (a child or other dependent, for example)…
And indeed, its easier to argue when a vulnerable third party is affected.
However, this case proves that its possible to “get off” a speeding charge if exceptional hardship can be argued for the accused themselves!
All the best,