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The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995

All new drivers are subject to a probationary period of 2 years from the date that they pass their full driving test.

Revocation of Driving Licence

The main effect of the law in this area is to impose a probationary period of 2 years after the full driving test is passed.  If a new driver accumulates 6 or more points during this time their licence will be revoked.

Penalty points are calculated from Date of Offence to Date of Offence.  This means that revocation can still take place even after the probationary period has lapsed so long as the offence occurred within the probationary period.

Penalty points are valid for a period of three years.  Any live points endorsed on a provisional licence are carried over onto the full licence and will count towards revocation should further points be imposed.  Only a full driving licence can be revoked.  A provisional licence cannot be revoked.

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"I firmly believe every motorist is entitled to expert road traffic advice"

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Honest and trustworthy service

facing a very difficult situation of a lengthy ban Dominic managed to fight my corner which resulted in a more manageable short term ban. What I liked about Dominic was that he was very straight talking and was very honest. … Continued

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Multiple Charges

I was facing multiple charges and Dominic sorted Everything out. I’m absolutely delighted by the outcome. And would recommend him to anyone needing a road traffic lawyer.

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Speeding Driving Charge – 1st Class Service

Recently hired Dominic for a speeding charge I recieved. My experience was first class from start to finish upfront cost no hidden charges and communication from Dominic at all times was amazing only a phonecall away.

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Speeding Driving Charge – Falkirk JP Court

Many thanks for all your efforts in getting the speeding charge against me dropped.  I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of you and your firm.  From the outset you were very clear about the process and procedures … Continued

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Dangerous Driving. Dumfries Sheriff Court

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Sellar for the way in which he represented me when faced with a dangerous driving charge or alternatively speeding charge. He came across as knowledgeable and professional with his advice that … Continued

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Charges Dropped

My brother recently used the services of Dominic Sellar & Co for a road traffic offence, and we’re very glad he did! The charges against him were dropped, in no small measure down to the expertise of Dominic. Wouldn’t hesitate … Continued

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Traffic Charges

I would like to thank Dominic and his team for a great outcome in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing traffic charges. His fee was also very reasonable.

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Speeding Charge

From the start to the end Mr Sellar came Cross as a highly intelligent man and it wasn’t until in the courtroom the real level of his intelligence and knowledge for road traffic law shone through. The end result is, … Continued

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Drink Driving & Failing to Provide at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Thank You so much for representing me in my court cases. I am more than happy to provide a recommendation…

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Careless Driving Case, Hamilton Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for the care and attention you showed to my mum when you recently represented her in court. This was an extremely anxious time for my mum and your professional yet … Continued

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Speeding and Careless Driving at Glasgow JP Court

Thank you for getting the very best result for me today. I truly appreciate the expertise and knowledge that you have and how this has enabled me to retain my very precious driving license. I will have no hesitation in … Continued

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Careless Driving and No Insurance at Lanark JP Court

Thank you so much for all your help and representation with my case at Lanark Sheriff Court. My license is essential, your expect advice and representation at trial saved my licence and my job. Thanks again, I would highly recommend … Continued

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The effect of revocation is immediate.  A person is no longer entitled to drive and a licence will not be reinstated until he re-sits the full test.  This means the person reverts back to the status of a learner and must firstly re-apply for a provisional driving licence.  He remains subject to the terms of a provisional licence until such time as he passes both the theory and practical tests.  On passing the test a full driving licence will be re-issued, but the points that led to revocation will remain until their third anniversary.


Revocation is not an order of the court.  It is an administrative process undertaken by DVLA once they have been notified that 6 or more points have been endorsed on a new licence.  Clearly there may be a time lag in between endorsement and notification to DVLA.  In practice, DVLA will write out to a new driver giving notice of revocation.   There is no time limit from when a person can then re-apply for their licence and re-sit the test.

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If you are a new driver and you think your licence is at risk you should contact us for further information. There is almost always something that can be done. Our experience and expertise in this area will quickly determine all the options that might be available to you. We pride ourselves in offering a service that is friendly, reliable and honest. As specialist road traffic lawyers we pride ourselves in offering the right advice. For free advice that is without pressure or obligation simply contact us:

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