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what was the drug driving offence and when?
what is your job?
how long have you been driving uninsured?
Are you asking if you can avoid a ban ?
Thanks for the information and the time.
I am sorry but I cannot give you good news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.
Unfortunately a conviction for drug driving leads to a mandatory ban. There is no discretion or exceptional hardship test.
The only concession is for drink driving and that if you do the drink driving course you will be offered then you would be given one quarter off the ban. That doesn’t apply to drug driving though.
There will also be a fine proportionate to your income and costs of £85.
I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.
12-16 months. With drug driving there isn't a sliding scale of reading so it should not go beyond that.
I'm afraid it is a mandatory minimum imposed by parliament. The fact it is a first offence is reflected by them not imposing the higher ban period which is mandatory for a second intoxicated driving offence within 10 years.
No problem and all the best.
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