How long does a drink driving ban stay on your licence?

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How long foes a DD Ban stay on your license?


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gices Level 6

Drink driving convictions stay on your licence for 11 years.

After the eleven year period, it can be removed.

The drink driving ban will only affect your car insurance quote for 5 years from the date you received the ban though. This is because insurers normally ask you to list any motoring convictions for the last 5 years. So after year five, you don't need to list the DR10 conviction when looking for car insurance.

busymum Level 1

How long does drink driving high risk factor stay on your driving records?

Hi, please no lectures, my life is so different now than when this all happened, I had my last drink driving conviction 14yrs ago but had 2 within a short dvla classed me as high risk

I failed the medical they sent me for 13 yrs ago, and stupidly just continued to drive without re applying for a new licence... I need to apply for my licence again, what i need to know is, will dvla still count me as a high risk even though those convictions were min 14yrs ago?? or will the new application be classed as a clean slate? ..thanks

petrolhead Level 1

Hello busymum. You are able to view your driving record on and then you will be will able to see your current driving status. Do you know why you failed your medical? Good luck!

traceyc28 Level 1

Here's an idea .....dont drink & drive in the first place then you won't have to worry about how long it takes to come off!! And saj you definitely shoudn't be allowed your license back EVER! been done for drink driving twice already and smoking cannabis! how would you feel if you killed someone whilst driving pissed or stoned!! give your head a shake!

anonymous_2 Level 1

Is there any course you can do to get off drink driving early?

gices Level 6

There's the drink driving rehabilitation course which knocks off up to one quarter of your ban.

saj Level 1

hi i am a bit confused if anyone can help, if you been done for drink driving the second time and you go for a medical, does canabis have an effect on getting your licence back?

floyd2 Level 1

I was banned for drink driving in 2004, i failed a medical to get my license back, can i apply for my license?

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