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My son was caught drink driving in Holland on Feb 22nd. They

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My son was caught drink driving in Holland on Feb 22nd. They took away his licence and said he was being banned for 2 months and will need to attend court in Holland in due course.

He is due back in this country on Friday -
Can he drive here in the UK even though he doesn't physically have his licence?
they said his licence will be returned to the British Embassy in Amsterdam on 22nd April and a court date will follow.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

He is required to produce his original driving licence at a police station if asked to do so by the police within 7 days. It is an offence not to do so.

So whilst he can drive in the UK pending receipt of his licence back from Holland, if he cannot produce it within 7 days, he will be committing an offence, so it is not advisable to drive until he receives his licence back.

Hope this helps
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok thanks - so when he gets it back he can drive in the UK?

Then if he receives a ban from the Dutch courts - does that cover the Uk too?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
He should check with his UK insurer as he may have to declare the Holland ban to them as I suspect he will not be covered in the UK for insurance purposes if banned in Holland, so he will be unable to drive here.

Hope this answers your queries.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What about before the court case ?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
He would be fine to drive before that but I would suggest that he checks with his insurance company first to be absolutely sure whether or not he will be covered.

All the best