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Driving without licence and insurance
I was driving with only a provisional licence and no insurance and had an accident. I left the vehicle but confessed afterwards! What are the penalties? Could I go to prison? This is my 1st driving offence.
You will be charged with two motoring offences in this case. The first one will be driving without licence as you did not have a valid licence (provisional licence holders must be accompanied by someone over 21 and having 3+ driving experience) and the second offence relates to driving without insurance (note that not having a valid licence would invalidate any insurance you may have anyway).
For the first offence, there's a penalty of 3-6 points on your licence and a fine of upto £1000.
For the second offence, there's a penalty of 6-8 points on your licence and a fine of upto £5000.
You may as a result be banned from driving as well but since this is your first offence, I doubt you will have prison sentence unless you don't pay up your fines.
Had accident with no licence and no insurance, what will be the outcome?
I have court hearing on 4th November i had accident no licence and i have name insurance; the court put two offence on me no licence and no insurance how many points i get - i have a practical on next month what shall i say in court i am single mum i want to know my licence will be revoked or not
[Migrated from previous topic 11541 dated 20 Oct 2010]
was there someone in the car with you who has been driving for a bit? you could argue that they were takin you out for a personal lesson. in all honesty you probably get slapped with points and a ban maybe as well. maybe a fine as well.
[Migrated from previous post 1357 dated 25 Oct 2010]
What is the fine if you send driving licence to dvla to get the uk one and result to be false but you never know??? thanks for the answer